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DC’s WUSA Channel 9 DCIFF report – Blair Witch, Late Rounders

DCIFF on WUSA Channel 9 Washington DC Jan 9


Russ Imrie

WUSA 9 is part of DC. Launched in 1949 WUSA 9 carries the news on “where we live.” As the 2011 DC Independent Film Festival wound down, they spotlighted two films that made a splash at the locally beloved festival, “The Blair Witch Project,” and “Late Rounders.

An Evening with the Late Rounders Dec 15, 2011

An Evening with the Late Rounders Dec 15, 2011

Maria Datch

On Friday November 18th, DCIFF and Bloombars offered festival fans an encore screening of DCIFF 2011’s hit documentary, Late Rounders–The Long Hard Road to the NFL. This inspiring film follows three graduating college football players (and their dedicated agents) on NFL draft day as they wait and hope to be offered a spot on a team’s 53-man roster.

 The film, which won both the audience award for best documentary and the best local director award at the 2011 festival, is anticipated to reappear on the small screen as a reality show featuring its original production team – director Evan Marshall, Editor Steve Kobren and Producer Jim Nabti – all of whom attended Friday’s event.

 After the screening, the trio led a lively panel discussion which progressed into a series of informal chats with fans and industry professionals at a reception in Bloombars’ exhibition gallery. We look forward to seeing more of these talented filmmakers’ creations on both the big and small screens in the very near future. For more information on DCIFF, Bloombars, or Late Rounders please visit www.dciff.org.

DCIFF Alumni Spotlight – Evan Marshall and Jim Nabti Dec 15, 2011

Image from Late Rounders site used with permission

DCIFF Alumni Spotlight – Evan Marshall and Jim Nabti Dec 15, 2011

Maria Datch

Winner of the audience award for Best Documentary at last year’s DCIFF, Jim Nabti and Evan Marshall’s Late Rounders followed its standing room only screening at DCIFF (which also earned director Evan Marshall the New Filmmaker Award) with a successful run at the Atlanta Film Festival and honors at the LA International Film Festival. Evan and Jim are currently transforming their award-winning documentary – which follows three college football stars and their agents while their last chance for their dreams to come true unfolds during the final round of the NFL draft – into a reality television series. The duo are making sure to keep their entire production team together so that the flavor of the original film translates to the small screen. Additionally, the team have a “super secret documentary” in the works. For more information on the film, the filmmakers, or players and agents featured in the movie, make sure to visit www.laterounders.com.