“Magic Man,” Film Chronicling Paulie Malignaggi, To Debut At Hoboken International Film Festival On June 5

New York, May 10—“Magic Man,” a film that chronicles the rise of Brooklyn Light Welterweight contender Paulie Malignaggi, to his dramatic fight with Miguel Cotto will make its debut at the Hoboken International Film Festival on Tuesday night, June 5, at 8:00 PM, it was announced today by executive producer and co-producer Lou DiBella, Malignaggi’s promoter and the president of DiBella Entertainment..

Brave St. Productions is a full service, content creation and production company that services the worldwide television broadcast arena. Brave St. conceived the concept of “Magic Man” and was on location often and was hands on in the editing process. “Magic Man” is their first effort into a feature documentary/ independent film.

“We are extremely excited that our first attempt at a feature documentary has been accepted into the Hoboken International Film Festival, which is one of the top 10 film festivals in the word,” said Brave St. partner Russell Best.

“’Magic Man’ is a real life Rocky story,” added Tammy Leetch, Brave St. partner.

The independent film will follow Malignaggi from the beginning of his professional career to his gutsy performance as he fought for a championship against WBO world titlist Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on June 10, 2006.

The flick on the flamboyant and charismatic Malignaggi will give movie goers a behind the scenes look at the “Magic Man” –Malignaggi’s nickname – and the world of professional boxing, highlighting his training camp to fight night of the epic title fight at the Mecca of Boxing in New York City.

The festival received over 1,000 submissions, and Magic Man was among the five percent of the projects selected. The festival concludes on June 7 with a Gala Awards Ceremony.

Malignaggi has a pro ring record of 22-1 with five knockouts, his only career setback coming in valiant fashion against Cotto.

Malignaggi will face Lovemore N’Dou for the IBF Junior Welterweight Title on Saturday, June 16th, at Mohegan Sun Arena, in bout televised live on HBO.

Tickets are available on line at For more information call DiBella Entertainment at 212-947-2577.

Article posted on 11.05.2007

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