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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today Media Group Launches "The Q"

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SportsBusiness Daily: Burns Forms The Forward Direction Group

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SportsBusiness Daily: SI Rolling Out New Online NFL Show

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM, Baseball Prospectus To Share Data

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