The Maestro: The Rollie Massimino Story
producer, Fox Sports 2018
Coach Rollie Massimino won the 1985 Division 1 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship for the Villanova University Wildcats and has never taken his foot off the gas since. Today, at the age of 82, Coach Mass is battling lung and brain cancer while attempting to win his second national championship, and this time for the NAIA’s Florida-based Keiser University Seahawks. After an Elite 8 finish last season, nine of ten key Seahawks’ have returned for the 2016-17 season in pursuit of transforming Coach Mass’ dream into a reality.
with a kiss
producer, cbs television network & Turner Sports (2016)
Bill Raftery is one of the finest in the business when it comes to calling college basketball. That's why when it was announced that he would be joining the broadcast team for the Final Four on television for the first time in his 35-year career, the college basketball world responded with universal applause for the decision. For Raftery, 73, the entire season was an experience worth documenting. On April 2, we get to watch the legend's 2015 tournament run through the eyes of his son, Billy.
The one-hour documentary, "With A Kiss," tells Raftery's story from his early basketball life as a high school star in New Jersey all the way to last April's defining moment on the call in Indianapolis. The project is produced and narrated by Billy Raftery and set to debut on CBS on Saturday, April 2, several hours before the start of the 2016 Final Four. Raftery is not only loved by fans but also by coaches and players in the game.
It's no surprise that his son was able to round-up a who's who from the sport to contribute interviews, including Jim Boeheim, Lou Carnesecca, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, John Thompson Sr., Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Grant Hill, Verne Lundquist, Jim Nantz, Charles Barkley, Jay Bilas and Michigan State star Denzel Valentine among many more.
kate plays christine
associate producer, grasshopper films in asssociation with 4th row films, sundance film festival (2016)
A gripping non-fiction thriller, Robert Greene’s KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience, Listen Up Philip) as she prepares for her next role playing Christine Chubbuck, a Florida newscaster who committed suicide live on-air in 1974. As Kate investigates Chubbuck’s story (long rumored to be the inspiration for the classic Hollywood film NETWORK), uncovering new clues and information, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her subject. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE is a cinematic mystery that forces us to question everything we see and everything we’re led to believe.
drunk stoned brilliant dead: the story of the national lampoon
assistant to producers, magnolia pictures, showtime, a&e films and history, in association with 4th row films, sundance film festival (2015)
From the 1970s thru the 1990s, the hippest and most outrageous comedy in print was the National Lampoon. The groundbreaking humor magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and iconic movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The National Lampoon launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner and many more.