Shooting Begins for Lakers’ Documentary

The doc will chronicle the life of Dr. Jerry Buss, including his relationship with Magic Johnson.

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Shooting  is underway in Los Angeles for the Untitled Lakers’ Documentary.

The film will chronicle the life of Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, his relationship with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and the transformation of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980’s. 

Produced by Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann and Brendan Bragg (“Hello My Name is Doris”), co-owner of the team, Jeanie Buss, and Lakers’ Manager of Special Events, Linda Rambis, the documentary is directed by Kris Belman (“More than a Game”).

Founded in 1947, the Lakers are one of the NBA’s most famous and successful franchises and the film will explore the business mind behind the Los Angeles icon and the Lakers as one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Set in LA in the 1980s, the film will also portray the era’s impact on Los Angeles up until Magic Johnson’s retirement following the announcement of his HIV diagnosis.

The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has a long and storied history and the documentary will cover the Showtime era through archival footage as well as exclusive personal accounts from Dr. Buss and the Lakers’ closest family, friends and business partners. This is the first time access has been granted to the family archives which delve into the exceptional relationship between Dr. Buss and Magic Johnson.

The Untitled Lakers’ Documentary is executive produced by Tobin Armbrust (“Rush and Begin Again”), Andy Trapani (“A Haunting in Connecticut”), and Brett Tomberlin.

Dr. Jerry Buss passed away on February 18, 2013 at the age of 80. No details are available on the film’s release date.

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