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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.

A Scene from Sled Shots


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  TV Sports Projects

Sled Shots Preview

Never Dull Productions is presently developing and actively marketing its 2022/2023 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:

2022 (4th quarter)


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

- Promo & project description: www.sledshots.net

- Rough cut: 151 minutes


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 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, basketball, 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

2023

Broadcast

2023


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 one of the major golf tournamnets - The Masters, The British Open, The U.S. Open, The PGA Championship.


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

2024

Broadcast

2024


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 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris and is suitable for either sports or general programming-based outlets. Domestic and international broadcast rightsholders for the 2024 Summer Olympics will be approached first.

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 athletes 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 donations.


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:

2023

Broadcast

2023


ELEMENTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

Initial elements available in 2023.


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. The International Transplant Games event adds international interest to broadcast this special.

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  

2023 and onward


Broadcast

2024 and onward  — Though PEACE TRAIN does not require a specific event tie-in, it is suited for both domestic and international broadcasts to align with the 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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