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Published June 4, 1998
Paramount Pictures and producer SCOTT RUDIN have acquired WILLIAM WOLFF's spec script, "Total Sport," which is a "thriller" taking place in the "back rooms of an ESPN- like sports network and covers such" issues as point shaving and gambling. It marks the first sale for Wolff, who "is a veteran producer" of ESPN (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 6/4)... ...MAYNARD TRUDEAU, the 74-year old FL resident who will take part in AT&T's $2M shootout: "If I can hit the rim at least, I won't feel so bad" (Fort Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 6/4)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL "kicked off his campaign" for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America by donating $1M in an effort to put computer technology in 100 clubs across the U.S. over the next 15 years (USA TODAY, 6/4)....Ravens Owner ART MODELL has sold his "palatial, Tudor-style manor" in Waite Hill, OH, for $1.4M, which was $1.2M "less" than the "original asking price" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 6/3).