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You've got to understand that I receive over 60 scripts a year not to mention books and articles all about basketball. I've read almost every basketball story that's ever been brought to Hollywood's attention. That's what I get for producing Hoosiers, the movie that many consider to be the best basketball movie ever made. Most often, when I start reading, I don't even get past the first page. When SLAM DUNK – The True Story of Basketball's First Olympic Gold Medal Team came my way, I immediately knew this was something very special. I read it from beginning to end in one sitting. The content, the story, the unknown historical facts, the tragedies, the writing, the interesting characters, the very special young athletes, the unbelievable odds, the writer's ability to combine the story from 1891 through WW1, the Dust Bowl to the 1936 Hitler Olympics makes this an epic story. I knew this script was very special and I'm lucky to be involved. From the players to the writer, this is the real deal.
Beth Fortenberry is an award-winning writer/producer in Los Angeles. She got her Actors Equity card when she was 19 and her Screen Actors Guild card at 21. To make ends meet she worked as a Playboy Bunny in New York. She's a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and faithfully votes for the Emmy's. She and her husband are Newlywed champs and went on to be Goldywed champs twice! They are living happily even after 30 years of marriage. She has two children, a stepson, a grandson and a miniature Yorkie. She loves her life, ballroom dancing and sports!