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AXS TV Nets Dirk Nowitzki Doc

AXS TV has secured the rights to Magnolia Pictures’ sports documentary on veteran NBA star Dirk Nowitzki.

The doc, Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot, will debut on the channel Oct. 29 and tells the story of the 13-time NBA All-Star, from his beginning playing German basketball to his run as the star of the Dallas Mavericks, including becoming the first non-American to lead his team to victory in the NBA Finals.

Produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Leopold Hoesch, the documentary will feature interviews with Mavericks and AXS owner Mark Cuban, Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.