SMV to produce Tommy Morrison documentary

Santa Monica, CA (SMV) August 22, 2006 – Score! Media Ventures announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Integrity Entertainment to produce a documentary on the professional boxer Tommy Morrison. Morrison, the former WBO heavyweight world champion, has fought the likes of Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and is attempting a comeback at the age of 38. The film will document his struggle to return to former glory..

“I first met with Jeff Astgen, Integrity’s CEO, last month to discuss a reality show project. During the discussion, I realized that our firms do business in a like manner. When Integrity was presented with the Morrison project, I was both pleased and grateful he contacted me to discuss a collaborative effort. Today is a landmark for our firm,” remarked Dennis Bernstein, SMV’s Chairman. The untitled project marks SMV’s first foray into the field of filmed entertainment.

“With his numerous contacts in the world of boxing, Dennis was a natural for inclusion in this project. Not only has he attended many world championship boxing matches as the Chairman of SMV but is an astute businessman as well. This agreement makes the likelihood of success even greater,” Astgen conveyed.

The film will delve into Morrison’s faith as a source of redemption from his troubles after his premature retirement, creating a unique opportunity to create a vehicle for both religious and secular audiences. “Tommy was a world class boxer in the 90’s and is known by the public-at-large by virtue of his starring role as Tommy Gunn in Rocky V. Although he has been out of the ring for a decade, the lack of talented and charismatic fighters in the heavyweight division makes his return to the sport an intriguing and topical story,” Bernstein concluded. Production is scheduled to start in Phoenix, AZ in mid-September.

Article posted on 22.08.2006

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