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Cordish subsidiary produces documentary about Seminole leader

A subsidiary of Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. has produced a documentary about the longtime, but recently ousted chairman of Florida's Seminole Tribe.

The film, called "Wrestling Alligators," is about James Billie, the former tribal chairman who championed tribal gaming and was known for wrestling the reptiles as a youth.

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The Cordish Cos. and the Seminoles partnered in developing the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla.

The film is produced by Seventh Art Releasing, which was founded by Jonathan Cordish, a principal of the Cordish Cos.

A premiere screening is scheduled for Thursday night for casino executives, media and guests at Cinemark Egyptian Theater at Arundel Mills, adjacent to the company's Maryland Live casino.

Billie was voted out as Seminole chairman in late September by a 4-0 vote of the tribal council, acting on a recall petition that cited issues with policies and procedures in the chairman's office, accoding to a report in the Miami Herald.

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