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iW NEWS | Laemmle/Zeller Bring “The First Basket to North America

iW NEWS | Laemmle/Zeller Bring "The First Basket to North America

All North American rights to David Vyorst‘s doc “The First Basket” have been acquired by Laemmle/Zeller Films. The filml, Vyorst’s first theatrical release, Laemmle/Zeller Films explores the influence that basketball had on modern Jewish History, as well as the impact that unsung Jewish sports pioneers had on the evolution of basketball, as it grew from a game played with ash-cans on tenement steps to the second most popular sport in the world. Laemmle/Zeller plans an October theatrical release. “The First Basket reveals the rich history and amazing contributions of Jewish athletes,” commented Greg Laemmle and Steven Zeller in a joint statement. “These legendary players of professional basketball became role models and heroes to generations of fans and changed the face and perception, to this very day, of Jews in all athletics.” Laemmle/Zeller Films is a Los Angeles based theatrical distributor. [Brian Brooks]

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