Archive for May, 2012

Director Steve James: Concussion Documentary’s Funders Are Anonymous (Part 3, ‘Game Within Head Games’)

Published May 8th, 2012, Uncategorized

In an email, Steve James, director-producer of the film Head Games, told me: “As is increasingly the case in documentaries these days, funding has come from private investors, many of whom commonly prefer anonymity.  What I can say is that funding did not come from any sports league, SLI [Sports Legacy Institute], NYT [New York […]

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Published May 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick ‏ @irvmuch Will Nowinski documentary propel concussion debate or bog it down in vanity? (Part 1, “Game Within the Head Games”) … Alan Schwarz of New York Times is “associate producer” of new film on Chris Nowinski’s work. Email exchange with Alan Schwarz of New York Times, associate producer of “Head […]

New York Times Refuses to Comment on Why It Didn’t Disclose Alan Schwarz Associate Producer Role in Chris Nowinski Film

Published May 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, who almost exactly a year ago took great umbrage at my comparing his relationship with Chris Nowinski to that between the co-authors of the bestselling book Freakonomics, has become exactly what he insisted he wasn’t in May 2011 (and what, by the way, I had never accused him […]

Email Exchange With Alan Schwarz of New York Times, Associate Producer of ‘Head Games’ Film (Part 2, ‘Game Within the Head Games’)

Published May 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

Muchnick to Alan Schwarz Alan: Below is my post about your upcoming film. For a new piece tomorrow, please answer a few questions. (I wanted to cc Bruce Sheridan in case he is better positioned to answer the first question in particular. But the Columbia College Chicago website directory is balky right now. I’ll forward […]

Will Nowinski Documentary Propel Concussion Debate – Or Bog It Down in Vanity? (Part 1, ‘Game Within the Head Games’)

Published May 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

Next Tuesday, May 15, is the night of the premiere, in Chicago, of a new documentary, Head Games, which was inspired by the 2006 Chris Nowinski book of the same title. See Billed as an account of the “public health issue of our time” – a characterization I wholeheartedly agree with – the film […]