Act 2 Films and award-winning screenwriter planning film based on historic basketball game

Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo arrives in Nashville next Tuesday, as the guest of the locally-based film production company, ACT 2 Films. Best known for his box office hits Hoosiers and Rudy, Mr. Pizzo will visit Gallatin High School students to deliver a talk on script writing for the movie industry.

It is all part of a whirlwind visit, as Pizzo and ACT 2 Films move forward with plans to develop a script for the movie UNION: The Basketball Game that Changed a Town Forever, based on the true story of a historic game played between two Gallatin high schools in 1970.

“We are excited to host Angelo’s visit to Nashville so he can see, first-hand, some of the prominent locations in this compelling story,” states Nancy Bailey, president of ACT 2 Films. “And he was gracious enough to agree to speak the school, at the invitation of Sumner County School Superintendent Benny Bills.”

Mr. Pizzo concludes his trip by attending a luncheon with Gallatin residents Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, whose life stories have inspired the movie script for UNION.

ACT 2 Films is a Nashville-based film production company. For more information, visit

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