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« on: February 09, 2012, 05:04:00 PM »

 "Clint Eastwood's Next Project: New Golf Network"  (Exclusive)

 by Lacey Rose

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 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwoods-golf-network-back9-287874

 
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The filmmaker and avid golfer has been named creative board chairman and founding shareholder of Back9Network, an upcoming golf lifestyle network

Chrysler isn't the only company benefiting from a Clint Eastwood endorsement. The Hollywood icon is adding to his resume the title of creative board chairman and founding shareholder of the forthcoming golf lifestyle TV network, Back9Network.

It's a fitting addition, given the J. Edgar director’s life-long love for the sport. Eastwood not only plays frequently but also owns the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, Calif., and is an investor in famed Pebble Beach.

In his new role, Eastwood, 81, will meet with the Back9 brass once per quarter to go over programming and casting choices for the network, which is currently in talks with distributors and is slated to launch later this spring. Back9 executives declined to comment on the nature of those conversations.

“He’ll be a big picture sounding board,” said Back9’s chief executive James Bosworth, who was an assistant pro at Pebble Beach in the mid-1990’s when he first met Eastwood. The pair remained in touch, and continue to play golf together.

“It was natural to seek his advice,” Bosworth added, noting that Eastwood, along with his wife Dina, has been consulted and supportive of the Back9 concept since its inception some two years earlier. “There’s no better guy to go to for a golf media company.”

In preparation, Eastwood--who made headlines this week for narrating and appearing in a buzzworthy commercial for Chrysler that aired during the Super Bowl--has already looked over the network’s pilots, weighed in on storyboards and casting choices and sat down for an interview for one of the net’s forthcoming shows, You’re So Money, hosted by LPGA star and runway model Anna Rawson.

In addition to Rawson’s interview magazine series, the network is planning to roll out a daily studio show titled The Scorecard as well as nine other pilots. Among them: Extreme Golf, which features celebrities and athletes going head-to-head on the wildest golf holes imaginable (think tops of building); Lucky Me with Jackie Flynn, starring the blue-collar comedian as he travels to the ritziest of courses; and Hole Lotta Love, a Bachelor-style dating series in which pairs play with three dates and eliminate one at each hole.

Golf fans gathered for the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando last month were given a sneak peek of the network's fare. “For a very, very long time, golf has been about a bunch of stuffed shirts trying to keep people out,” Bosworth told the crowd. “The Back9 network is about inclusion… and we're going to bring a hell of a lot of fun to the game of golf.”

 "Clint Eastwood Brings Comedy to Golf Channel: A Fan’s Take"

 By Jim Roe

 http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news?slug=ycn-10944764
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 08:50:41 PM »

I've edited the above post to remove some extraneous text that simply pointed to other Hollywood Reporter stories on Clint, and to unite the separate quotes, since, in fact, the entire story has been quoted—that is something we discourage, by the way. The only matter that has been omitted are links to other Hollywood Reporter material on Clint, in this case picture galleries.

There is a three-minute video featuring an excerpt from an interview with Clint at the end of the story. You'll have to click the link for that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 09:16:36 PM »


 " Clint Eastwood's Appearance During Pebble Beach Broadcast Was A Tune-Up For His New Golf Network "

 By Cork Gaines
 
 http://www.businessinsider.com/clint-eastwood-pebble-beach-golf-network-2012-2

 
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Clint Eastwood spent a large portion of the weekend in the CBS Sports broadcast booth at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am alongside Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo. While the sight of Dirty Harry on a golf broadcast may have seemed out of place, it makes more sense in light of Eastwood's involvement with a new golf network that is set to launch this spring.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood has been named "creative board chairman" and is a founding shareholder of the Back9Network which is described as a "golf lifestyle TV network."

Eastwood, an avid golfer, owns a golf course in Carmel, California and is an investor in, you guessed it, Pebble Beach Golf Links. And the CEO of Back9Network is James Bosworth, who first met Eastwood when he was a former golf pro at Pebble Beach in the '90s

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 09:21:02 PM »

 " Clint Eastwood Not Even Phased By Broken Light "

 by Brian Floyd

 http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2012/2/12/2793961/clint-eastwood-pebble-beach-broken-light-video

 
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Clint Eastwood has been hanging out in the CBS tower at Pebble Beach randomly throughout the week and it's been quite entertaining. Eastwood isn't providing much commentary or anything, but simply having his presence around gives a little more weight to the broadcast. He was also present for one of the more ridiculous moments of the broadcast on Sunday.

As Nick Faldo was bantering about in the tower, filling gaps with the tournament winding down, a lightbulb went out on the set. It didn't just go out, though: it shattered, frightening Faldo as he was mid-phrase.

Eastwood, on the other hand, wasn't even phased. He slowly turned to look for where the sound came from and laughed. Clint Eastwood is still a bad ass, even on a golf course.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 10:30:29 PM »

" Clint Eastwood Not Even Phased By Broken Light "

 by Brian Floyd

 http://www.sbnation.com/golf/2012/2/12/2793961/clint-eastwood-pebble-beach-broken-light-video

The above has nothing to do with the new golf network, and anyway, the video on the page linked to has been removed. (If someone really wants to see it, SK posted it in the "Clint Eastwood videos" thread, here: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6616.msg202486#msg202486.)

It is not necessary to find a place on this Forum for everything that appears on the Internet that mentions Clint Eastwood.

Aside to the author of that article: The word is "fazed," not "phased."
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