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16 October 2011

Underground Gambling TV Show With Vin Diesel; ‘Raising Blind’ To Clean Up Ratings, by Greg Tingle

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Raising Blind, a show on the world of underground gambling, is set to hit the airwaves, and massive ratings and mainstream media attention is expected.

FX will develop a potential series set in the world of underground gambling. The pilot will be penned by Ben Younger and Jay Longino, based on a story by Josh Marchette, Longino and Younger.

John Dahl, who covered underground gambling in Rounders, will direct the pilot show. Vin Diesel and his One Race Films is the production firm behind this. Executive David Ortiz is a key part of the projects success.

Diesel and Younger first tag teamed on the feature Boiler Room. Younger, Dahl, Longino and Marchette will be the executive producers. Diesel and Younger are represented by agency CAA and Brillstein, Dahl by UTA, and Longino by Roar and WME. Yes, a few agencies getting a piece of the pie.

This is the virgin small-screen producing credit for Diesel, a producer on Fast Five and the next round of The Fast And The Furious films, and the next slot of the Pitch Black series.

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