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Turner Sports acquires Candace Parker documentary on Title IX

By Chris Smith

Turner Sports has acquired a new documentary from Candace Parker and Scout Productions about the history and impact of Title IX. The feature-length film will debut in March during the weekend of the NCAA men’s Final Four on TBS, and the release of the project precedes the 50th anniversary of Title IX in June. Parker is an executive producer on the project along with her recently launched production company, Baby Hair Productions, and the film will be framed through her life story, from growing up in Chicago through her standout basketball career at the Univ. of Tennessee and in the WNBA. Scout co-founders David Collins and Michael Williams will produce alongside Chief Creative Officer Rob Eric, Senior VP/Strategic Development and Head of Documentaries Joel Chiodi and Senior VP/Documentary Amy Goodman Kass. Podium Pictures had initially worked on early development, but is no longer involved in the project. Impakt Productions Founder and former Podium COO Melissa Forman is the showrunner for the movie. Full details about the film’s release and distribution will be announced at a later date.

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