Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock talk to Paul Salfen about “MY ALL AMERICAN,” the true story of legendary University of Texas coach Darrel K. Royal (Eckhart) and the small athlete with the heart of a lion (WitTrock as Freddie Stenmark).
What Freddie Steinmark wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed – by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal. Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell and new pal James Street they rise to the occassion, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads him to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face.
Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, and consultant who currently holds the positions of co-host of Drew Pearson Live on KTXD (London Broadcasting), producer and co-host of Let’s Go DFW (CBS),co-host of The ANE Show on iHeartMedia, and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine.
He has previously held the positions of co-host, writer, and producer for Sports Plus (FOX Sports Dallas and Comcast SportsNet Chicago), host and producer for the Lone Star EMMY-nominated show Inside Entertainment, the Drew Pearson Show (FOX Sports), Editorial Director and Editor-In-Chief for ENVY Publications (ENVY magazine, Replay Sports Monthly), Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of 944 magazine, Managing Editor for Flavorpill, Entertainment & Travel Editor for ScoreBoard, and Publisher of Dallas Music Guide.
He has spent the past 15 years interviewing a wide variety of the biggest and brightest stars in film and music including the likes of Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Tiesto, and Sandra Bullock, as well as a series of sports, travel and business articles including features on luminaries like Sir Richard Branson.
Salfen is a serial entrepreneur in the media industry, having started and/or built up several outlets in every type of media. He also serves as a consultant for a wide variety of companies, even those outside of media. In addition to freelancing for top newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Dallas Morning News, Quick, La Mode, SUCCESS and New York Resident, Salfen has been a weekly guest on local TV (ABC, FOX), radio (CNN Radio) and podcast shows and is currently working on a book.