Report: Michael Jordan, NBA shopping 10 hour Jordan documentary

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Report: Michael Jordan, NBA shopping 10 hour Jordan documentary

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Report: Michael Jordan, NBA shopping 10-hour Jordan documentary

Would you watch a 10-hour, authorized, full-access Michael Jordan documentary? Stupid question, of course you would. We all would.

Which leads to the next question: How much would a network — ESPN, HBO, Fox, etc. — be willing to pay for such a documentary? Does $20 million sound about right?

The idea is well beyond the formative stages and is being shopped around, reports Richard Johnson at the New York Post (hat tip Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don’t Lie).

The NBA and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) are shopping a 10-hour authorized documentary about Jordan. Production has not yet started, but the film will mostly be about His Airness’ comeback in the late ’90s (after his stint playing baseball), when he won three of his six championship rings.

The producing team is led by Mike Tollin, who spearheaded ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series and is partners with Peter Guber in Mandalay Sports Media. The project has been pitched to ESPN, Showtime, HBO and Fox Sports, and Jordan’s reps are looking for a deal somewhere north of $20 million.

Michael Jordan remains a captivating story and draw — his name still sells shoes, books, underwear, pretty much anything it’s attached to. He is now the primary owner of the Charlotte Hornets, but his business interests run far and wide.

And as we can tell you from the buzz around his 50th birthday recently, there is still plenty of people who want to read, watch, and know all things Jordan. The team putting this together is a good one, the kind of team that is not going to let this become a PR puff piece — there are difficult questions around Jordan that need to be part of a documentary, that need to be addressed. They can’t gloss over the gambling allegations, the punching of teammates and more.

As a side note, if you want to know Michael Jordan’s story well, read Roland Lazenby’s fantastic biography “Michael Jordan: The Life.”
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject:

Too soon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject:

I'll make sure to skip this one I have no interest in reliving him stepping over the Pacers....

https://www.si.com/nba/2018/05/15/michael-jordan-docuseries-netflix-espn

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10-Hour Michael Jordan Documentary Coming In 2019

Netflix and ESPN Films are teaming up to produce a documentary series about Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, ESPN and Netflix announced Tuesday. The film will premiere in 2019.

The multi-part 10-hour documentary will be released next year and will be titled “The Last Dance." It is expected to pull from 500 hour of never-before-seen-footage from the 1997-98 championship season.

The "Last Dance" will be directed by Jason Hehir, who helmed “Andre the Giant” for HBO and also 30 for 30 series, "The Fab Five" and “The ‘85 Bears." Jordan will be a full participant in the documentary.



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Jordan, 55, is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player ever. He was a six-time NBA champion, a six–time NBA Finals MVP, a five–time regular season MVP and a 14–time NBA All-Star.

The docuseries “will have the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams of the 1990s, as well as dozens of other luminaries from basketball and beyond,” ESPN and Netflix said in a joint release.

Jordan has been the owner of the Charlotte Hornets since 2010.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject:

I’m not sure that there would be ten hours of interesting material.
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