Award Winning Movie Producer Chad A. Verdi and Five-Time World Champion Boxer Vinny Paz Team up for New Boxing Venture
East Greenwich, Rhode Island - March 20, 2015 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Verdi Productions is pleased to announce that following completion of filming on the boxing movie “Bleed For This”, which was based on former World Champion lightweight and light-middleweight boxer Vinny Pazienza’s (Paz) life story, Rhode Island award-winning movie producer Chad A. Verdi and Vinny Paz have again teamed up on a new project.
The two are now managing and training boxer Jean Pierre (JP) Augustin, who played the role of former World Champion Gilbert Dele in the movie (whom Paz beat in 1991). Augustin made a lasting impression on the cast and crew, specifically Verdi and Paz, who are now guiding Augustin's boxing career, which resumes Friday, April 3 rd, 2015 at Twin River Casino on the undercard of "The Revival," presented by CES Boxing, in association with Verdi Productions.
'Bleed for This' tells the true-life story of five-time, World Champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza, as he recovers from a near-fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck. He went on to later win three additional world boxing titles, creating one of the most incredible comeback stories in both boxing and sports history.
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Michelle Verdi and Joshua Sason and produced by Chad Verdi, Bruce Cohen, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Pam Thur and Noah Kraft, Bleed For This stars Miles Teller ( Whiplash, Insurgent, The Spectacular Now, That Awkward Moment and Generation X) as Paz; Golden Globe nominee Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen, I and Frankenstein) as trainer Kevin Rooney; Katey Sagal (Married With Children, Sons Of Anarchy) as Louise Pazienza; and Ciarán Hinds (Frozen, Munich, The Road to Perdition and Harry Potter) as Angelo Pazienza.
"Vinny is 100 percent committed to training JP and making him a world champion," Verdi said. "This is the main reason I agreed to become JP's manager, and working with Vinny again is an absolute joy. Both Vinny and I feel JP has what it takes to become a champion, but it's up to him to put in all the hard work and dedication needed."
Tickets for Augustin's Twin River and CES debut are priced at $40.00, $100.00 and $125.00 and are available for purchase online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com and by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Chad Verdi, Jean Pierre Augustin and Vinny Paz
After 55 amateur fights (49 wins among them), Augustin finally turned pro in February of 2014. The struggle to land a spot on a card in New England with other promoters – "I just couldn't get a fair shake," he said – forced Augustin to remain a boxing nomad until he linked up with Verdi and Paz on the set for Bleed For This.
The rest is, as they say, history. With Verdi as his manager, Paz as his trainer and CES president Jimmy Burchfield, Sr. as his promoter, Augustin now has an opportunity to build a fan-base in New England and take his career to new heights. The journey begins April 3 rd in a four-round bout against New Haven, Conn., veteran fighter Solomon Maye (1-4).
Jean Pierre Augustin at Boxrec.com: http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=673904&cat=boxer
For more information on "The Revival" visit www.cesboxing.com follow @CESBOXING on Twitter and Instagram and "like" the official CES Boxing Facebook fan page.
Contacts: Michael Parente, Classic Entertainment & Sports, (401) 263-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Kim Ward, Twin River Casino, (401) 475-8352 or email@example.com
Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Martin Scorsese - Bleed For This
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Verdi Productions is a fully-funded film production company located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with additional satellite offices in Edgartown, Massachusetts, New York City and LA. The company pursues all aspects of filmmaking - carrying projects from concept through postproduction.
Verdi Productions is redefining how films are made on the East Coast. Unlike other film productions that come to the Northeast, Verdi is establishing itself as a fixture in the Rhode Island community. Verdi Productions does not operate on a project-to-project basis, but instead functions like a west coast studio, with established offices, full time employees, and a continuous stream of product.
Chad A. Verdi, Award Winning Producer at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3838148/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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