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Desmond Bishop may be a linebacker for the Greenbay Packers, but that doesn’t mean the only post-NFL careers open to him are ESPN commentator and product pitchman. From the sound of things, he’s got his eye on becoming the next Tyler Perry—or even Aaron Sorkin. “A few years ago, I started writing this script. I had no real foundation. I just started writing. And I’ve always liked movies,” he tells The Conversation host Cyrus Webb. “So when I got older, writing became a hobby, and a passion, and now I’m trying to forward it—relentlessly chasing it, actually.” To that end, Desmond recently attended a Universal Studios’ writing program called Hollywood Boot Camp. From here on, he says, “I want to hone my literary skills, learn more about the industry and see where it takes me.”
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