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EPIX Original Documentary Presents an Exclusive Look at the Life of Basketball Great Dwight Howard
Documentary Zeros in on the Hurdles and Milestones Faced on the Path to Becoming an NBA All Star
New York, NY, October 3, 2013 – EPIX is thrilled to offer fans across the nation a close-up look at the life and accomplishments of 7-time NBA All-Star and 3-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dwight Howard, in the EPIX Original Documentary, EPIX Presents Dwight Howard: In the Moment. Premiering spring 2014, the documentary follows Howard during another transitional year in his NBA career and private life. Recruited to the Houston Rockets as they make a run for the 2014 NBA championship, Howard previously played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic after vaulting to the pros as the National High School Player of the Year from Atlanta, Georgia. The film traces his path to stardom and answers the question, ‘who is the real Dwight Howard?’
“Dwight Howard is one of the biggest names and greatest talents in basketball,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President. “We are delighted to offer his fans a glimpse into his life beyond what is shown on the court.”
Dwight Howard commented, “The 2013/14 season is a pivotal year in my professional career. I am excited about being a Houston Rocket and grateful for the opportunity to be seen in an in-depth manner. I am happy to be working with the EPIX team, including award-winning documentarian, Ross Greenburg.”
Dwight signed with the Houston Rockets this off-season. The In the Moment production team was there during the tumultuous times and decision making that took Dwight from the Lakers to the Houston Rockets after the 2013 season and behind the scenes with Dwight in LA, Houston and as he visited his Atlanta home. Dwight Howard: In the Moment will retrace his youth and give viewers a glimpse into the difficult decisions he has made during his glory days in Orlando, his uneasy exit, his back surgery, tumultuous year in Los Angeles and his new lease on life in Houston.
EPIX Presents Dwight Howard: In the Momentis produced by legendary sports producer Ross Greenburg and is the third of EPIX’s “In the Moment” series. EPIX has also produced Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment and Lindsey Vonn: In the Moment which have both received high acclaim for showcasing what it takes to become the best in one’s league.
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