"TILDEN" is being brought to the motion picture screen by Baldwin Entertainment, in tandem with GlennIris Entertainment, from a screenplay by Gil Dennis based on Frank Deford's biographical novel, "Big Bill: The Triumphs and the Tragedy".
Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray") will produce the feature film with GlennIris principals Charles O. Glenn and Barbara Cocks, and actor/producer, Oren Stevens. Principal photography will begin in early 2010
HOWARD & KAREN BALDWIN
Baldwin Entertainment Group (B.E.G.) is a film entertainment company dedicated to creating and developing high-concept, quality commercial films. B.E.G. has a proven management team with expertise and experience in finding, developing, and packaging material, as well as supervising all aspects of physical production. The company strives to produce films in a variety of genres with compelling stories.
B.E.G. has demonstrated the ability to take a project from concept to theatrical release. The company has several film properties set for release during the 2004–2005 year and a full slate of projects in active development.
Howard and Karen Baldwin formed the Baldwin Entertainment Group in February, 2004. Mr. Baldwin is the President and CEO.
Baldwin was President of Crusader Entertainment and partner of Philip Anschutz from 2000 through early 2004. At Crusader Baldwin developed and produced an impressive slate of films scheduled for release in 2004–2005, which include: "Ray" (Universal), directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jamie Foxx as the legendary music icon Ray Charles; the Paramount action-adventure film "Sahara", starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz in the title roles and based on the popular best selling Clive Cussler book of the same name; "Swimming Upstream", with Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush and Academy Award Nominee Judy Davis (MGM release); "Danny Deckchair", the 2003 Toronto Film Festival Closing Night Gala film starring Rhys Ifans and Miranda Otto (Lion’s Gate Entertainment); "Sound of Thunder" (Warner Bros.) with Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley; and "The Game of Their Lives", starring Wes Bentley and Gerard Butler and written and directed by the team of "Hoosiers" and "Rudy" fame — David Anspaugh and Angelo Pizzo.
From 1984–2000 Baldwin formed and ran BALDWIN/COHEN Productions with partner Richard Cohen, producing a variety of films such as "Sudden Death", "Gideon", "Resurrection" and the Russell Crowe hockey drama, "Mystery, Alaska".
Prior to his career in film, Baldwin was integral in the formation and ownership of numerous sports franchises. In 1971, at the age of 28, he started the Hartford Whalers WHA hockey franchise; later he helped form Prism New England Sports Channel. Baldwin also co-brokered the historic merger of the WHA with the National Hockey League. In the early 90’s, Baldwin became Chairman of the Board and owner of the two-time NHL Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Concurrently, Baldwin was the first American sports entrepreneur to break through the Iron Curtain and become 50% partner with the Russian government in ownership of the famous CCCP Red Army team in Moscow.
Equally noted for his diverse charitable activities, Baldwin was the driving force behind the Whalers’ award-winning community relations program that was second to none in professional sports. He established the Whalers Foundation for Giving and a Whalers Teaching Chair in Pediatric Oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center — a $500,000 gift.