EXCLUSIVE: Ron Shelton makes a jump shot to Showtime for basketball series


EXCLUSIVE: Showtime recently closed on a deal with Ron Shelton (Tin Cup, Bull Durham) to write and direct a pilot set in the world of basketball, loosely based on The Los Angeles Lakers. Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss will consult and produce. This is Shelton’s first foray into television, and Jackson – the winningest coach of all time — has never consulted on a show.



Author: Dennis Willis

Dennis Willis is an award-winning producer, TV host, producer, director, editor (he preferred Avid until a torrid affair with Adobe Premiere, and the rest is history), author and film critic (print and radio). Dennis produced and hosted the TV programs Reel Life, FilmTrip, Soundwaves (1983-2008) and produces the annual Soundwaves Xmas program. He is currently the film critic on KGO Radio in San Francisco, and a member of both the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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