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King Richard

Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.

Wave Dancer

Rell Sunn, a native of Oahu, is a pioneer in the big-wave world of the late 1960s as well as an expert diver, a black belt in karate and a hula dancer. She becomes known as "Queen of Makaha." Sunn establishes a surf contest for children to combat juvenile delinquency and fights breast cancer for 15 years. She dies in 1998.

Dying To Be Me

Anita Moorjani battles against cancer for four years. Overwhelmed by malignant cells, her body begins shutting down. As her organs fail, she enters into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realizes her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improves. Within three days, 70% of her cancer is gone. Shortly after, she is declared cancer free.

Simply Halston (TV)

Centers on the life and death of fashion superstar Roy Halston and his long-term friendship with Liza Minnelli.

Unstoppable

Despite being born with one leg to a single-parent family on the wrong side of the tracks, Anthony Robles overcomes every obstacle to become an undefeated collegiate wrestling star, three-time All-American, 2011 NCAA National Champion, two-time ESPY Award winner and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.

A Boy Named Shel

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.

Jesus Was My Homeboy

Fred Hampton is a respected and talented grass-roots civil rights activist who rises to become chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers organization and deputy chairman of the national BPP. But his charisma, oratorial skills and swift ascent marks him out as a threat in the eyes of the FBI.

Roosevelt

The film will chronicle the formative years of Roosevelt as he reinvented himself from a slight and privileged New York politician with a Harvard degree to the burly commander of the Rough Riders, a track that would lead him to the New York governorship, the vice presidency and the White House, when William McKinley was assassinated.

The Secondary

The story of Malcolm Butler's journey — from running the fryolator at Popeyes to becoming New England Patriots's star cornerback.

Angela Davis

Starting in the 1960s, Angela Davis becomes a prominent activist and radical as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

Bright Path: The Jim Th...

Jim Thorpe is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and his native name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates as Bright Path. In 1912, he wins two Olympic gold track and field medals, representing the United States while his citizenship goes unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans. Known as one of the most versatile athletes, Thorpe goes on to play Major League Baseball, professional football and eventually founds the organization that becomes the National Football League.

Undefeated: The Rocky M...

The story of boxing legend Rocky Marciano will come to the big screen in his first authorized biopic, as yet untitled. The film will track Marciano from his Brockton, Mass. childhood up to his death in a plane crash in 1969. He stands as the only champion boxer to retire without a loss.

Grant

Story of one of the most complicated military leaders-turned politicians in American history, Ulysses S. Grant.

Leonardo da Vinci

A narrative that connects Leonardo da Vinci's art to his science and voracious curiosity and imagination.

Spinning Gold

A biopic of the iconic 1970s record executive and wild man Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca who was closely aligned with the rise of disco. He's credited with discovering and launching the careers of a generation of superstars, including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People.

The Great Pretender

Based on the autobiography of London-based music promoter Roy Tempest, who organized UK tours in the 1960s for some of America’s biggest soul acts – even though the acts were fakes.