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Jimmer Fredette gets TV show and movie

4/25/2011

Khloe & Lamar, you've got company. Jimmer Fredette's story is set to be told to a television audience and maybe even hit the big screen.

According to SportsBusiness Journal, Fredette has signed with the production company Tupelo-Honey to chronicle his day-to-day life leading up to the NBA draft in June.

Fredette committed to allow Tupelo-Honey to shoot more than 100 hours of footage over 30 days. The New York-based production company plans to sell online and mobile vignettes and packaged 30-minute TV shows.

No programming has been sold yet, but Tupelo-Honey President Cary Glotzer said he’s already been having discussions and plans to sell footage to several outlets.

Glotzer plans to produce daily two- to four-minute webisodes, a daily video blog and weekly recap features. After the 30 days, Tupelo-Honey will produce a long-form documentary for a TV channel or theatrical release.

For Fredette's story to go from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Provo, Utah, to maybe Cannes would be pretty incredible, but first let's see how interesting the former BYU star can be while performing in workouts, selecting an agent and pondering business deals.

Fredette's Q-rating clearly remains high coming off a national player of the year campaign. Last week he was announced as a participant in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., even though he might not be much of a golfer.

At some point though, Fredette will concentrate on what he does best -- shoot the basketball. There's the NBA pre-draft camp to attend, scouts to impress in individual workouts, and a draft night to sit through -- all with the cameras focused on him.

Fredette has shown throughout his career that pressure-packed situations don't get to him. Being part of a television show and movie also could be an entirely different kind of spotlight.