Jennifer Perri Named Executive Producer on Upcoming Feature About the Life Story of Dick Vitale

Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2020 – Jennifer 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 Jennifer:

Jennifer Perri, CEO and founder of Swan Financial Advisors, LLC, is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and Best-Selling Author with over 15 years of industry experience. Jennifer helps to equip women, business owners and families on the skills necessary to take control of their money and plan for a successful financial future. She has been cited for her knowledge and has appeared on sources such as ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Fortune and Forbes.

In addition to her hands-on work in the field with clients, she was contributor to the Amazon best-selling book, ” Dare to Succeed” with Jack Canfield, and creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Some of her other works have been featured in Little Pink Book, Wall Street Select, Huffington Post, Newsweek and various other circulations. She is a former radio show host (Financial Straight Talk) and is a sought-after speaker for organizations, churches and community groups of all kinds. Mrs. Perri has established a nationwide reputation for her service and compassion in working with women and their finances. She has spent most of her career assisting women transition from many different life events, with a strong focus on divorce transition and working with widows as they forward in their new lives.

Jennifer is the recipient of several honors, including: 2013-2016, 2020-2021 Women’s Choice Award for Financial Services (The Voice of Women); Kentucky Colonel Award for civic leadership from the Commonwealth of Kentucky; 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for her work in the book ” Dare to Succeed” from Celebrity Press; 2013 Inductee into the National Academy for Best-Selling Authors; 2013 Acquisition International Financial Advisory Firm of the Year-USA; and four consecutive awards in the Best of Atlanta Business Hall of Fame from the city of Atlanta.

Jennifer is a native of the Philadelphia area, and currently resides in Buckhead, Georgia with her amazing husband, Carmine and their two fur babies, Thor & Flora. She is the mother of three wonderful sons and is the Gigi of 5 beautiful grandchildren.


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.

Learn More:


Kelsey Fox
Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®
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