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Hollywood Boot Camp set for 22 players

National Football Post

Some 22 current and former NFL players will take part in the second annual NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif., from March 11-15.

The four-day boot camp will offer a comprehensive overview of creative disciplines in the film industry including screen writing, directing, producing and film financing. Session leaders will be selected from among top industry executives and filmmakers and include Legendary Pictures partner/producer and member of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group Thomas Tull (The Dark Knight, Inception, We Are Marshall), director/producer Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), and writer/actor/director Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle).

The players invited to participate include Shaun Alexander, Ramses Barden, Hank Baskett, Desmond Bishop, Phillip Buchanon, Drew Carter, Carey Davis, Justin Fargas, Derek Hagan, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Ben Leber, Alex Mack, Ryan McBean, Gerald McCoy, Ryan McNeil, Zoltan Mesko, Brandon Miree, Jared Odrick, Marcus Price, L.J. Shelton, Walter Thurmond and Justin Tryon.

Participants will have the opportunity to shoot and edit a short film at Universal Studios, the largest working motion picture studio in the world which offers 30 sound stages and 30 backlot movie sets where many legendary films have been shot.

“We are excited to continue providing opportunities for active and former players to explore and develop valuable professional contacts in a wide range of career fields,” said Troy Vincent, senior vice president of NFL Player Engagement.

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