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FX'S DIG AT NBC? MOVIE ON SLOC SCANDAL TO AIR BEFORE GAMES

          Twentieth Century Fox "is making a TV movie" about the
     SLOC bid scandal, according to Linda Fantin of the SALT LAKE
     TRIBUNE.  The two-hour film's tentative title is "Let the
     Games Begin," a reference to the show's air date on FX, just
     before the Games start in February 2002.  Film Producer
     Bonnie Raskin said that she "isn't out to embarrass" Welch,
     Salt Lake City or the Games, but to "tell a story of
     innocence lost and winning at all costs."  Raskin: "This is
     not just a movie where you pick the rock up and see the
     squirmy stuff underneath."  Asked who should play former
     SLOC CEO Tom Welch in the movie, Raskin said, "We're
     thinking Brian Dennehy or John Goodman" (S.L. TRIBUNE,
     11/3).  The film's screenwriters include Christopher Ames
     and Caroline Shelby, who also wrote "Class Action," a '91
     courtroom drama starring Gene Hackman (DESERET NEWS, 11/2).

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