Pat Rigsby Named Executive Producer on Upcoming Feature About the Life Story of Dick Vitale

Louisville, KY, November 16, 2020 – Pat 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 Pat Rigsby

In the past decade, Pat Rigsby has built over 25 businesses as a CEO and Co-Owner, with seven becoming million dollar or multi-million dollar ventures. Two of those businesses, Athletic Revolution and Fitness Revolution, have been multiple time winners on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, with each being the #1 franchise for it’s respective market. Another business, Fitness Consulting Group, was a multiple time honoree on the Inc. 5000, placing as high as #580 on the list of fastest growing businesses in the U.S. Pat has also been a Best-Selling Author® 11 times over, presented keynote speeches in front of thousands of entrepreneurs, and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Men’s Health, USA Today and on hundreds of other media outlets.

When it comes to sales, Pat has personally sold as many as 116 franchises in a single year, and he’s been the strategist and copywriter for over 10 million dollars in online sales (for his own businesses and millions more in sales for his clients).

Pat’s coaching & consulting clients have been featured in places like Men’s Health, USA Today, Men’s Fitness, Shape, Women’s Heath, Huffington Post and on ABC, CBS, NBC and pretty much any other media outlet you can think of. In addition to that, they’ve built some of the most successful businesses and brands in every corner of the industry, from local business and supplement companies to online businesses, certification organizations and even became Best-Selling Authors®. In fact, many (if not most) of the experts providing business coaching in the fitness industry have been Pat’s clients, customers or franchisees.

The best part of this? Pat has been able to do all of these things and more while working from home, coaching his kids in baseball and soccer and enjoying a type of entrepreneurial lifestyle he would have never thought possible just a few short years ago.

If you’d like to see how you might be able to work together with Pat, you can reach him at [email protected]


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®
[email protected]


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