Hollywood Premiere of SHE GOT GAME on November 8th
November 06, 2003
Finalist in Competition at prestigious AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival
“A MUST SEE” – Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - What is the price of a dream? Award-winning documentary filmmakers Abbey Jack Neidik & Bobbi Jo Krals spent three years looking for an answer while making the feature-length documentary SHE GOT GAME: Behind-the-Scenes of the Women’s Tennis Tour. The award-winning film makes its HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 at 8:30pm as a finalist in competition at the prestigious AFI LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- “Touching and revealing, SHE GOT GAME brilliantly captures the perils and joys of women's tennis and of pursuing a dream.” – AFI FEST 2003.
SHE GOT GAME`s Hollywood premiere coincides with the Bank of America WTA Tour Championships presented by Porsche at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and several pro tennis players are expected to attend the screening and participate in a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the film. The screening is open to the public (first come, first serve) and will take place at the renowned ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas, located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. (www.arclightcinemas.com
Filmed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Russia, and Australia, SHE GOT GAME contrasts the intriguing personal stories of tennis superstars like Americans Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati & Chanda Rubin, Switzerland’s Martina Hingis, and Russian Anna Kournikova with the struggles of journeyman players like Canada’s Sonya Jeyaseelan, whose strict Indian father quit his job when she was six years-old to mold her into a tennis star.
With over $50 million in annual prize money, tennis is the highest paid women’s sport in the world. But with over 1,000 young women competing on the WTA Tour, only a gifted few attain fame and fortune. Superstar tennis moms Oracene Williams and Denise Capriati share the joys and challenges their families faced raising champions in the spotlight, and we meet up with tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, and television sports commentators Bud Collins and Mary Carillo, whose wisdom and ironic humor help us understand what the insular world of women’s pro tennis is really like.
Part road trip, part human drama, SHE GOT GAME weaves these personal stories together to reveal a universal human portrait of sacrifice and perseverance in a cat-eat-cat world where winning is everything. Directed by Bobbi Jo Krals & Abbey Jack Neidik. Produced by Abbey Jack Neidik, Bobbi Jo Krals, Irene Angelico. Editor: Howard Goldberg. Writers: Howard Goldberg, Bobbi Jo Krals, Abbey Neidik. Camera: Abbey Jack Neidik & Bobbi Jo Krals. Sound: Edward Krupa. Narrator: Catherine Kidd. Music: Daniel A. Vermette and Corey Hart.
SHE GOT GAME was produced by DLI Productions & Esperanto Productions, in association with LIFE NETWORK; with the collaboration of Radio-Canada Sports and TFO; with the participation of the: Canadian Television Fund – License Fee Program, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program (EIP), Québec & Canada Film and TV Tax Credits.
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Film Contact: Bobbi Jo Krals (514) 279-6801; cell (514) 944-2575 (email@example.com)