Keenen Ivory Wayans to Lead Players at NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp?
Could an NFL athlete be the next great filmmaker? The NFL thinks so and is giving players interested in the movie business a little pre-retirement prep for careers in the ‘real world.’
The NFL confirmed that 20 current and former NFL players will take part in the first ever NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp for players interested in the movie industry.
Boot camp leaders will be Hollywood legends John Singleton, Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans, among others.
The four-day event will offer an overview of creative disciplines in the film industry, including screen writing, directing, producing and film financing. The players will have the opportunity to shoot and edit a short film…the program is being run by NFL Player Engagement, which assist players in preparing for their post-football careers, and Film Life Inc., a New York-based film production company.
Who knew? More than 700 NFL players have participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program since 2005, and 106 players have taken part in the five NFL Broadcast Boot Camps.
The NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp will run April 2-5 at California’s Universal Studios.
And yes, they also did a ‘Business of Music Boot Camp’ which debuts February 2012.
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