“Throughout this new season of our lives, what an ideal time to make a function movie highlighting God’s faithfulness and His ever current closeness to us,” stated Jeremy & Jennifer Williams.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 20, 2020 — Two-time Emmy nominated Producer Sam Sokolow, Govt Producer Steven Camp, and Producers Sheila Hawkins and Richard Cohen, introduced in the present day their partnership with Jeremy & Jennifer Williams to develop the faith-based function movie “The Jeremy Williams Story”, which shall be primarily based on the Williams’ gripping and emotional autobiography “Tenacious”.
“Our household feels extraordinarily blessed to have this distinctive alternative to accomplice with Sam, Steven, Sheila, and Rick to share the story God has given us to stroll out for His Glory” says Jeremy & Jennifer Williams. “Throughout this new season of our lives, what an ideal time to make a function movie highlighting God’s faithfulness and His ever current closeness to us.”
“The Jeremy Wiliams Story” will comply with the love affair between childhood sweethearts Jeremy and Jennifer when, simply as Jeremy’s highschool soccer teaching profession is taking off, their lives and religion are examined when Jeremy is recognized with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s illness) and should lead his crew and household whereas his bodily situation deteriorates. The movie shall be produced within the nice state of Georgia, and the Producers intend to start out bodily manufacturing within the 4th Quarter of 2020.
“It is a exceptional story of religion, love and perseverance,” stated Sokolow, who’s presently government producer on Nat Geo’s anthonolgy collection “Genius”. “Our ardour for telling tales that commemorate religion and the love of household, and our dedication to bringing positivity to the display screen is why we’re making this function movie. Unbiased movies like this have at all times been a chance for buyers to help a narrative that must be advised and to work with world class, confirmed expertise that may assure that the story shall be seen and heard.”
America first met Jeremy & Jennifer when “Excessive Makeover: Dwelling Version” rebuilt their depression-era farmhouse into a lovely handicap-accessible haven to higher accommodate Jeremy’s battle with ALS. Mates, household and neighbors from their Central Georgia group – and all around the state – got here collectively to help the ailing highschool soccer coach who had gained their hearts – and their respect. The episode made for compelling TV however solely advised a small slice of the story.
“The Jeremy Williams Story” is an unforgettable testimony to the facility of religion and grit within the face of overwhelming adversity. It is a tender love story blended with the game of soccer. It is a few household’s capability to beat one impediment after one other—the surprising loss of life of his Father; Jeremy and Jennifer study their very own son could be born with a debilitating situation, spina bifida. Jeremy’s personal devastating terminal prognosis of ALS. All of this leads to a decided Coach, guided by his religion and love for his household, who leads his underdog crew to an undefeated Cinderella season whereas struggling to stroll, speak and even to breathe. Not solely did Coach Williams encourage his crew, however he introduced collectively the various Greenville Group in methods in contrast to ever earlier than.
“By my documentary, “Season of a Lifetime,” I had the profound privilege of enjoying an element in crafting the Williams’ household legacy,” stated producer Richard Cohen. “It’s now time to maneuver this legacy one large step additional and create an excellent deeper depiction of Jeremy and Jennifer’s spirit, love and perseverance.”
In 2009, Jeremy Williams was within the throes of ALS. Regardless of slurring his phrases and working practices from his golf cart, Coach Williams was capable of lead his crew, the Greenville Patriots (GA.), to an ideal 10-Zero common season and deep into the state playoffs. Most significantly, Coach Williams served as a father determine to his gamers, most coming from damaged properties. Coach Williams success and his brave story earned him the number of The Nationwide Excessive College Soccer Coach of The 12 months by the NHSCA. His story was additionally voted 2009 Sports activities Story of The 12 months in a collection of articles by The Atlanta Journal Structure.
“Jeremy and Jennifer Williams are the true which means of affection,” stated producer Sheila Hawkins. “The adversities they’ve endured via the years have been greater than anybody may think about; but, their love for one another and their religion in God have continued to develop stronger day-after-day.”
Jeremy Williams gives Christian Religion Primarily based testimony at church buildings and hosts Bible Examine teams of their house. They help and attend FCA occasions frequently. Coach Williams has now retired from teaching however remains to be capable of talk utilizing a laser Tobi machine that follows the trail of his eyes as he spells phrases. This permits fellow coaches to hunt his skilled recommendation. Jennifer Williams stated it greatest, “Though we’ve hostile circumstances in our life, I believe it is necessary to not concentrate on the unhealthy, as a result of we really do dwell victorious lives.”
The Jeremy Williams Story Function Movie LLC is now providing choose buyers the chance to take lead funding positions right into a full-length function movie, primarily based on the lifetime of Jeremy Williams and his household. This venture marries recognizable Hollywood expertise and top quality manufacturing with our Christian mission. Our buyers in “The Jeremy Williams Story” Function Movie LLC will obtain the protections not at all times afforded to buyers in conventional movie finance: a ‘lock field’ strategy to income to make sure the integrity of investor distributions, full ‘open-book’ accounting, clearly defined rights to income from the movie, and the flexibility to have ‘first look’ at future faith-based productions with the producers.
“Our highly effective strategy to story-telling will leverage distinctive and direct entry to A-Record expertise, writers and administrators,” stated Govt Producer Steven Camp. “We consider supporting this movie presents a singular alternative that has strong prospect of considerable monetary returns, even because it permits our buyers to affix a broader social and evangelical mission.”
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ABOUT THE FILM’S PRODUCERS:
Sam Sokolow is a two time Emmy-nominated tv Producer and presently the founding father of Good Media Studios, a Los Angeles and Toronto primarily based impartial tv studio. Sam is presently Govt Producer of GENIUS, a scripted collection for Nationwide Geographic Community. Sam developed GENIUS from ebook to collection. The primary season of GENIUS depicted the lifetime of Albert Einstein with Geoffrey Rush starring as Einstein and Ron Howard directing the pilot. GENIUS: EINSTEIN garnered ten 2017 Emmy nominations together with a Greatest Restricted Collection nomination for Sam. The second season of GENIUS – GENIUS: PICASSO – depicted the lifetime of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas starring as Picasso and garnered seven 2018 Emmy nominations together with a Greatest Restricted Collection nomination for Sam. The third season of GENIUS – GENIUS: ARETHA – depicts the lifetime of “The Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin, with Cynthia Erivo portraying Aretha and Suzan-Lori Parks showrunning, and can premiere in 2020. Beforehand, Sam served because the President of EUE/Sokolow, an impartial tv studio positioned in Los Angeles and New York and previous to that Sam was a founding accomplice of SokoLobl Leisure, an impartial tv manufacturing firm primarily based in Los Angeles. Whereas main these corporations, Sam oversaw improvement, gross sales and bodily manufacturing, Govt Producing 13 authentic scripted and non-scripted tv collection and scores of pilots and displays for networks throughout the dial. In 2000, Sam served as Co-President of Do-it-yourself Leisure, a enterprise capital backed tv content material web site. Beforehand, Sam co-wrote, produced and directed the award-winning impartial function movie THE DEFINITE MAYBE, starring Josh Lucas, Roy Scheider and Bob Balaban. In 1999, Sam grew to become the primary filmmaker to self-distribute his personal function movie by way of the Web, a groundbreaking initiative that landed him on Good Morning America and in Time Journal. Sam is represented by Grant Kessman & Brandon Lawrence at CAA, and by Joel VanderKloot at VanderKloot Legislation.
With 25+ years in executive-level positions within the discipline of finance in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and now again house in Chicago – Steven has earned the repute of a excessive vitality, hardworking Govt Producer – within the movie and tv trade. Steven presently serves because the President and is on the Board – of an organization he helped set up – Good Media Studios. Previous to changing into President of Good Media Studios, Steven based the monetary entity TEN10 Portfolio Administration, which has a number of various funding divisions, together with: a treasured metals division, and each a movie division (TEN10 Leisure) and a tv division (TEN10 Tv). His purpose in creating TEN10 was to create an entity that can concentrate on premium tv present properties – being developed for main networks – and to drive revenues from full-length function movies which are faith-based or household pleasant leisure. Since getting into the leisure trade in 2007, Steven has earned Govt Producer credit for a number of tv present properties and documentaries together with: the function documentary “Sugar Wars”, the WWII 3-Half Documentary Collection “Earlier than I Overlook”, in addition to numerous TV pilots comparable to “S.L.A.M.” in partnership with Govt Producer Pitbull and Honey I am Dwelling Productions, “Co-Op” starring Zac Levi with Intermediary Productions and show-runners John Lehr and Nancy Hower, “Religion Swap” with Govt Producer Lisa Ling, “Diplomatic Immunity” starring Australian Comedy Troupe The Peloton. Steven has additionally Govt Produced a number of function movies together with: “Muse”, “Stroll Journey Rodeo”, and faith-based “Brother’s Keeper” (starring Michael Rooker, Ray Smart, W. Earl Brown, Travis Tritt, Robyn Vigorous) – which had a powerful message associated to the true therapeutic energy of forgiveness. Steven serves as the corporate spokesman and is accountable for managing the strategic course for and administration of funding funding. He may also be overseeing all budgeting and income movement for all movie and tv present properties on the Good Media Studios slate and can carry the identical obligations for The Jeremy Williams Function Movie LLC.
Sheila Hawkins, Producer, was born and raised in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. In 2004, Sheila moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her ardour: tv and movie manufacturing. Since 2004, Sheila has labored in tv for corporations that embody: SokoLobl Leisure, Madison Street Leisure, EUE/Sokolow and Good Media Studios. In 2010, Sheila grew to become the Coordinating Producer for EUE/Sokolow, the west coast tv content material improvement and manufacturing arm of EUE Display screen Gems. In 2011, Sheila was promoted to West Coast Director of Growth. EUE/Sokolow produces Nationwide Geographic’s Emmy successful restricted collection GENIUS. Since 2012, Sheila has developed over 200 reveals and produced dozens of scripted and unscripted sizzle reels. She has produced tv specials for LMN, Journey Channel, HLN and pilots and pilot displays for E!, OWN, HLN, HBO, FREEFORM, and NBC Common. In 2012 Sheila additionally helped launch YouTube’s SOUTHERN WOMEN CHANNEL and is likely one of the solid members starring within the viral hit movies SHpercentT SOUTHERN WOMEN SAY and THE DIXIE DOWNLOAD, with over 22 million channel views, 133,000 YouTube subscribers and over 337,000 Fb followers. On November 17, 2012 The Charlotte Observer declared SSWS a “YouTube sensation”. In January 2019 Sheila grew to become Vice President of Good Media Studios LLC. Sheila continues to create, develop and produce content material for numerous leisure platforms.
Richard “Rick” Cohen is an award-winning director, producer, author and editor within the leisure trade. After his tour of obligation on the College of Pennsylvania’s Ivy League championship soccer groups circa ’83-’86, Rick graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communications from the Annenberg College. After a stint at New York College movie faculty, Rick appeared in quite a few SAG nationwide TV commercials and movies below the identify Rick Clements and earned his Author’s Guild card by promoting screenplays in Hollywood to main studios. Dwelling in Los Angeles from 1991-2000, he was additionally West Coast Director of Author’s Boot Camp. In 2001, Rick moved to Atlanta and opened Endorphin Leisure. EE first specialised in highschool sports activities productions, however inside 5 years expanded to function documentaries inside the sports activities style. www.endorphinentertainment.com. Between 2008-2015, Rick produced, directed and wrote 7 function documentaries. Each documentary obtained a distribution deal. FADED GLORY (2009) took house 5 viewers awards on the movie pageant circuit and obtained each a home distribution and a global distribution. SEASON OF A LIFETIME (2012), the Jeremy Williams story, was distributed by Phrase Leisure, a faith-based division of Warner Brothers and appeared on NETFLIX for 3 years as its #1 faith-based sports activities documentary. Each these docs could be discovered on AMAZON PRIME.
Rick’s GPB trilogy on Georgia HS soccer was the only real function performed in between the HS championships for 3 years. The Lord stated…Smack ’em within the Mouth (2009) obtained excessive reward for its gutty portrayal of Christian soccer within the south, exposing the dichotomy of God vs. Violence. Dome to the Dome (2011) was within the traces the very profitable MTV “Two-A-Days” format. Stroll East (2012) was a coach’s redemption story throughout a time the place “ageism” was a taboo material. In 2015, Rick moved again to LA to pursue actuality, doc and scripted supplies. He contracted FOUR actuality reveals between 2015-2017. In 2017, Rick completed writing his historic sports activities mini-series on the 1906 Canton-Massillon skilled soccer scandal titled MASSILLON in addition to the TV pilots PEACHTREE BATTLE and CALIVADA. In 2019, wrote and can quickly produce NASCAR ENTERTAINMENT’s subsequent function movie, the so-called sequel to “Ford vs. Ferrari” in SUPERBIRD. It is a story about ingenuity and science– the constructing of the 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird by NASA engineers. Manufacturing is hopeful to start out in late 2020. Rick is managed by Jon Brown at Ensemble Leisure. He’s divorced and lives in Studio Metropolis, California. He has raised two spectacular children into maturity. His son Jacob, 24, works as an government for the NHL’s Florida Panthers in Dawn, Florida. His daughter Lexie, 22, lives in NYC, was a preferred worldwide runway mannequin, actress and not too long ago graduated from Tempo College in NY.
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