INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Hoosiers' producer returns to Milan

2013-03-22T14:56:00Z 2013-03-22T20:28:06Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Hoosiers' producer returns to MilanGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 22, 2013 2:56 pm  • 

As the boys' state high school basketball tournament reaches a climax this weekend, memories of Milan High School's run to the 1954 title live on. The movie "Hoosiers" was released more than 25 years ago. Producer Angelo Pizzo recently returned to the Ripley County town for the first time since 1982 as the Milan '54 Museum tries to raise enough money to secure the largest collection of uniforms and props from the film. In an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Pizzo talks about compelling sports-related storytelling and the need for tax credits to spark Indiana's film industry.

 

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