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FORMAT

Feature length documentary


PREMISE

One of the best sports stories in recent decades and perhaps the best sports story in the history of disability sports, SLED SHOTS chronicles the amazing journey of the 2002 United States Paralympic Sled Hockey Team as it comes together under its new coach - NHL alum Rick Middleton.


Full description available at www.sledshots.net.

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Never Dull Productions is presently developing and actively marketing its 2021/2022 slate of sports-related programming for the television arena.  


The following projects are in various stages of development/production.


Never Dull Productions is the sole owner of all the properties outlined below.


PROJECT STATUS

SLED SHOTS is 90% completed. It requires a final edit and audio mix.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Final Edit

2020 (4th quarter) and 2021 (1st quarter)


Broadcast

2021 — 2nd quarter (onward) - Domestic broadcast

2022 — 1st quarter —  International broadcast in advance of Winter Olympics/Paralympics and the 20th anniversary of the 2002 US Paralympics Gold


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

- Promo & project description at www.sledshots.net

- A 100-minute rough cut



BROADCAST POSSIBILITIES

This doc is suitable for placement on either a sports or non-sports outlet. Domestically, because the majority of NHL teams sponsor a sled hockey team in their respective cities, a broadcast tie-in with the NHL 2021 playoffs or with the NHL Sled Hockey Classic, held annually in November, are two priority options. SLED SHOTS also has international viability as the sport of sled hockey is well known in many parts of the world  - most notably Canada, Japan and Europe.


In addition, the CBC’s broadcast of the Gold Medal game can also be made available to air in tandem with the documentary.


Who knew sports could be so funny?

Since the days of silents, the film and TV world has found laughs in the world of sports. And Never Dull Productions is ready to prove it. Our six-part series celebrates the funniest moments from golf, baseball, tennis, football, hockey and The Olympics. From Bob Hope playing golf with a monkey to Goofy pole vaulting for the gold, it's sure to deliver laughs around the globe.


FORMAT

6 x :60 comedic, clip-based series celebrating sports throughout film and TV history. Each segment can be a standalone special, appealing to both movie lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. The following outlines the first two segments of the series - Golf & the Olympics.

PROJECT STATUS

Initial pre-production completed. GOLF segment is seeking funding/sponsorship.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Production, Editing and Marketing

2020 (4th quarter) and 2021 (1st quarter)

Broadcast

2021 (1st quarter) to coincide with the 2021 Pro-Am Tournament (February 8-14,2021)


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

- Episode One promo: Golf

- Rough cut assembly of golf clips to be used, including title cards

- Initial working script copy for Episode One host(s)

- Initial working copy of Episode One budget


Note: This was initially envisioned as a US-centric project. Further research suggests including several international clips. In addition, the project was first devised as a one-host show. There is also the option of having each segment introduced by a different golf-enthusiast celebrity.


BROADCAST  POSSIBILITIES

Ideally, IT’S A FUNNY GAME - GOLF will air in tandem with the 2021 Pro-Am tournament (February 8-14) because of this event’s connection to the film and TV community.


Initial research has also emphasized strong international interest because of the international love of American movies, as well as the natural crossover of the sports in the series. International broadcasts can be timed to coincide with high-profile tournaments/events.

PREMISE:

Anyone who has struggled through 18 holes on a golf course knows just how crazy the game can be. Duffers the world over can now have the last laugh with this fun-filled hour that celebrates the role golf has played in comedy throughout film and television history.

Many legendary comedians have played golf on camera. In Hollywood’s early days, W.C. Fields, The Three Stooges and The Little Rascals hit the course for laughs. Since then, Adam Sandler, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase have done the same. On TV,  series from I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners to Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond have featured golf bits. Even such animated characters as Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and Fred Flintstone have gotten into the swing of things.

IT’S A FUNNY GAME spotlights the funniest moments in golf ever captured.


IT’S A FUNNY GAME - GOLF

IT’S A FUNNY GAME -

THE OLYMPICS

PREMISE

IT’S A FUNNY GAME - THE OLYMPICS replicates the premise outlined above for the golf segment.


PROJECT STATUS

This segment is entering the pre-production phase and is seeking funding/sponsorship.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Preproduction, Production, Editing & Marketing

2020 (4th quarter) thru 2021 (3rd quarter)

Broadcast

2021 (3rd quarter) to coincide with the 2021 Summer Olympics (July 23rd-August 8, 2021)


Note: Viewing the IT’S A FUNNY GAME (Golf) promo will give one an idea of the concept as the Olympic segment will replicate this format.


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

- Initial roster of US-based film/TV clips for possible inclusion

- International roster research to begin during the pre-production phase


BROADCAST POSSIBILITIES

IT’S A FUNNY GAME - THE OLYMPICS will tie-in with the 2021 Summer Olympics (July 23 — August 8) and is suitable for either sports or general programming-based outlets. Both domestic and international broadcast rightsholders for the 2021 Summer Olympics will be the first tiee approached.

FORMAT

One-hour special


PREMISE

Imagine what it must be like to undergo life-saving transplant surgery. The Transplant Games of America is a festival-style event that is a celebration unlike any other. Created for individuals who have undergone transplant surgeries, these competitive sports prove that anything is possible when the spirit is willing. The Games are open to organ, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients and living donors. More than an athletic event, the Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation as it celebrates the beautiful bond of organ donors and recipients.


Note — The Beat Goes On can be produced as either a for profit or not-for-profit project.


PROJECT STATUS

THE BEAT GOES ON is in the initial stages of development.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Preproduction, Production, Editing & Marketing

2020 (4th quarter) thru 2021 (2nd quarter)

Broadcast

2021 (3rd quarter) - in advance of the Transplant Games (July 16-21 Meadowlands, New Jersey)


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

Initial elements available in 2021 (1st quarter).


BROADCAST POSSIBILITIES

Though this is not as high profile an event as other major sporting events, the human interest element makes this a broadcast candidate. There is also an International Transplant Games events slated for both 2022 and 2033, adding international interest to broadcast this special in an effort to promote those games internationally.

FORMAT

One-hour special


PREMISE

Traveling to locations where war and conflicts have taken their toll, PEACE TRAIN is an insightful exploration into the role sports play as a tool for peace and development.


PROJECT STATUS

Organizations who work on this issue around the world (including the United Nations) have been identified and some have been initially contacted. PEACE TRAIN is presently seeking funding/sponsorship.


Note: PEACE TRAIN can be produced as either a for profit or not-for-profit project.


PROJECT TIMELINE

Preproduction, Production, Editing & Marketing  

- 2021 (4th quarter) thru 2022 (2nd quarter)

Broadcast

2022 (2nd or 3rd quarter) — Though PEACE TRAIN does not require a specific event tie-in, it is suited for both domestic and international broadcasts to align with the 2022 United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (April 6 annually) or the International Day of Peace (September 21 annually).


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

- Preliminary roster of countries/organizations to profile, plus a preliminary budget slated for completion within the timeline outlined above — or earlier, upon request

- Links to NGO websites and their promo videos


BROADCAST POSSIBILITIES

PEACE TRAIN appeals on both a social issue as well as a sports level. In addition to broadcast, PEACE TRAIN also lends itself for inclusion in various peace-based domestic/international film festivals.


Sled Shots

The best sports story you've never seen

It's a Funny Game

Peace Train

The Beat Goes On

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