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Playing the Hollywood game, chapter 2

Page 2's Rob Ryder continues his inside tales from the making of Hollywood's top sports flicks.

Updated: November 25, 2003, 11:25 AM ET
By Rob Ryder | Special to Page 2

So, face-to-face with Pookey Wigington in his no-frills Hollywood office. Pookey's black, 5-foot-3. A former baller at Seton Hall, he's turned himself into a showbiz entrepreneur with great connections to black entertainers. I'm here to recruit him to my cause.

"I've got two things," I say. "First, a screenplay. It's a sex comedy, ensemble -- four black actors, three white. A young black woman gets dragged along by her friends on a river rafting trip. Paramount optioned it, but then passed ...

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