A Little Late - January 2023
“Ehhh, it’s a little late, frankly, for the ‘Happy New Year’. The statute of limitations has kind of run out on the ‘New Year’. Three days is plenty.” - Larry David
With those wise words from the indomitable Larry David in mind, let’s open simply with: it’s great to see you, ScoreG subscribers!
Behind the Scenes
The last 12 months were by far the most active calendar year for the ScoreG team to date. All told, we have 6 projects (that we can tell you about for now) in various stages of a film’s lifecycle. In the event you’re not familiar with these stages, here is a brief summary:
Development: The concept, subject matter, and approach are defined and refined.
Pre-production: Research is conducted, access to subjects and locations is secured, and a shooting plan is established.
Production: Filming and capturing of footage takes place.
Post-production: Footage is edited, a narrative is shaped, the final soundtrack and visual elements are added, and the film goes through legal clearance.
Distribution: The film is shopped to interested buyers/distributors and the completed film is made available to the public, often through screenings at film festivals and events, as well as distribution to television networks and streaming platforms.
To give you, our audience, an idea of where we’re starting this year off, the 6 projects mentioned above are as follows:
Breaking Olympia: The Phil Heath Story - Distribution
We have an exciting announcement in the works and hope to be able to share it soon!
Thunder: The Life & Death of Arturo Gatti - Post-production
The finishing touches are being meticulously applied to our first 3-part series.
Dolph - Production/Post-production
The foundation has been laid out on the timeline, but we have a couple of key remaining interviews that will really put this film over the top.
Tootoo - Production
Two key interviews were recently recorded with hockey legends, Kelly McCrimmon and Barry Trotz, and only a couple remain to wrap things up.
Bif Naked: One of a Kind - Production
The team has had shoots with Bif in Paris and Playa del Carmen, two locations important to both Bif’s personal and professional journey.
Brace for Impact: The Dane Cook Story - Pre-production
Dane released a highly anticipated new special late in 2022 (available here) and is currently on tour, but we plan to get started on his incredible story this Spring.
We remind ourselves often how lucky we are to get to do this for a living, and to work with the best people in the industry. We are also incredibly grateful for the support of people like you.
Each of these projects has a special place in our hearts for one reason or another, and we love hearing stories about how particular projects resonate with our community. So, if you have any stories or anecdotes, don’t be shy to drop us a line!
In the News
Breaking Olympia Wins ‘Best Feature Documentary’ At Florence Film Awards
Shane Fennessey Talks Dolph Lundgren, Grant Fuhr, Making Film Magic on The Jim Masters Show (YouTube)
ScoreG Productions and Dane Cook Partner To Produce ‘Brace For Impact: The Dane Cook Story’ Doc