Andy Eilers Named Executive Producer on Upcoming Feature About the Life Story of Dick Vitale

Santa Monica, CA, November 12, 2020 – Andy has recently joined Emmy® Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, DNA Films® and Abundance Studios™ for the production of a new documentary feature on the life story of legendary basketball personality, Dick Vitale.

The Emmy® Award Winning DNA Films crew began principal filming for the yet-to-be-titled film in South Florida, where Vitale lives, in mid November.

Nanton interviewed Vitale in which the sportscaster shared memories from his meteoric rise from a junior high coach to leading the NBA’s Detroit Pistons in just nine years before moving into sports broadcasting. Vitale also opened up about lessons he learned growing up as a kid who was bullied after he lost his sight in one eye.

Filming will continue over the coming months with interviews with former players and coaches from Vitale’s early coaching days in guiding East Rutherford High School in New Jersey to two consecutive state championships. Interviews will also feature stories from Vitale’s days as an assistant coach at Rutgers University in the 1970s, and his time at the University of Detroit where he led the Titans to the greatest year in the history of the school during the 1976-77 seasons.

The documentary will include Vitale’s short stay with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA and then follow his 40+ years at ESPN where he has become a household name. This film will show the journey that led Vitale to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Coming Fall of 2021, the film will show a side of Dickie V that even the most ardent fans have never seen, along with imparting valuable life lessons from a man who still lives by values his parents taught him growing up in New Jersey, like, ‘be good to people, and people will be good to you.’

About Andy:

Andy Eilers works with individuals and organizations as a consultant through his own company, Andrew J. Eilers Consulting ( Andy’s goal is to serve them and their companies in achieving their personal and professional goals through teaching, leadership, sales and motivational training, and personal and professional coaching. For over 25 years, Andy has served families and companies in the financial industry. He has also studied the material of many of the great trainers and teachers of our time including: Steve Forbes, Les Brown, Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Napoleon Hill. In addition, Andy has consulted for many companies in the areas of motivation and sales training throughout Northern California.

Andy has a BA in Economics, with a minor in Communication Studies from CSU Sacramento. He earned an MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational and Business Psychology. He is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which recognizes graduate students who graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Andy is a Doctoral candidate in a program with the University of the Rockies studying for his PhD in Philosophy with an emphasis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and will complete that program in 2016.

Andy is also Co-author of the Best-Selling Book In It To Win It with the legendary Tom Hopkins, The Secret to Winning Big with the legendary Brian Tracy, and is a member of The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors®. He received an Editor’s Choice Award for his work in The Secret to Winning Big. Andy has also written and recorded an audio program with Tom Hopkins focusing on his “Ask Yourself This… How Can I Create a Better Life?” material for sales and motivational instruction.

Andy is an accomplished martial artist, holding a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is also an avid reader, golfer, tennis player, singer, poet, and wine enthusiast. For more information on Andy Eilers, email him at: [email protected] or call him at 818-267-4323.

About DNA Films®:

DNA Films® is led by 16-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and 7-time Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award-winning films including Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On, Operation Toussaint, A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story, Triple Take, and Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story. Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring inspiring true-life stories to the screen as a means of encouraging and inspiring positive change.

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Kelsey Fox
Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®
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