SBD/4/Sports Industrialists

NAMES IN THE NEWS

          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). 
     
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