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Bleed For This, Vinny Pazienza Film Production Heading To Kent Hospital, Dec. 4, 5, - Media Availability

On December 16th and 17th, 2014 at the Dunk Center in Providence, Rhode Islanders have a chance to be an extra in a Martin Scorsese Executive Produced film.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island - December 2, 2014 ( Newswire) Verdi Productions and award winning Producer Chad A. Verdi update on his latest film Bleed For This. Award winning producer Chad A. Verdi announced today that filming for Bleed For This will shift to Kent Hospital, 455 Toll Gate Rd., Warwick, RI, later this week on Dec. 4, 5. Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, will serve as a backdrop for a number of scenes including the portrayal of Vinny's actual hospital stay at Kent in the early 1990s. Verdi expressed his appreciation for Kent's participation and flexibility in accommodating the many needs and variables that are associated with film production.

Jim Beardsworth, director of PR & Marketing at Kent said, "We are excited to be participating in this Rhode Island production and to help provide filming locations needed to portray some of the actual care provided to Mr. Pazienza at the time of his accident. Our work with the community is important on so many levels and this is certainly a unique opportunity to be a part of." Media interested in covering the film at Kent should call the hospital PR office at 401.737.7010 ext 31395 or call 401.269.8809 to coordinate.

Call For Extras

The production is also seeking up to six thousand extras for two fight scenes that will take place on Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th at The Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. We need to fill the Event Center with up to 1,500 people from 8AM-3PM and then 1,500 people from 2PM-10PM on both days. "There will be food and soft drinks served and we will be raffling off flat screen TV's, RI premiere tickets, boxing gloves signed by the cast and Champ Vinny Paz, a chance to have lunch with Vinny Paz, restaurant gift certificates, and the grand prize, a WBA championship boxing belt signed by Vinny Paz and the entire cast. For all information on this event and to sign up to be an extra please visit

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Bleed For This was written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), produced by Oscar winning Producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook), Oscar Nominee Emma Tillinger Koskoff (Wolf of Wall Street, Silence), and RI Producer Chad A. Verdi (Loosies, Silence). Producer Pamela Thur, Noah Kraft, Joshua Sason and Michelle Verdi join Martin Scorsese as Executive Producers. Bleed For This is being executive produced by Martin Scorsese and stars Miles Teller (Divergent, Whiplash), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Battle Los Angeles), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, Married with Children), and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, Rome, Frozen). Bleed For This tells the true-life story of five-time world champion boxer and RI native, Vinny Pazienza ("Vinny Paz"), who was injured and left with a broken neck in a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. After months of recovery and against doctors' orders, Paz returned to the gym under Mike Tyson's former trainer Kevin Rooney, and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.

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