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October 10, 2012

Amesbury's Millette consulted on Kevin James picture

AMESBURY — Scott Millette is filled with ideas, some that relate to each other, and others that have a life of their own.

At the forefront of Millette’s thought process is Friday’s release of the movie, “Here Comes the Boom,” a Sony Pictures production starring Kevin James. Millette served as a consultant for the movie, drawing on his experience as the president of the Global Fight League, based out of Amesbury.

Millette started the GFL in 2008, and has since established himself as a master of production value at mixed martial arts events. In the movie, James’ character decides to take up ultimate fighting, although he has no previous experience fighting.

“I worked on all different facets of the movie,” Millette said. “I helped do a lot of the casting with the ring girls and announcers. I helped produce some of the fight scenes. I’m a mega movie buff, so this has always been a dream of mine.”

Millette has explored many professional avenues by the age of 36. After high school, he went to Lake Tahoe, Calif., to pursue a career in the snowboarding industry. First, he built, designed and fixed snowboards before becoming a technical representative for Airwalk. He later served as local snowboarding legend Scotty Lago’s agent.

“Film has always been a passion of mine,” Millette said. “Part of the reason I started the GFL was I knew it was a way to get into television production, besides the fact that I loved MMA and had a background in action sports.”

Initially, Millette hit some bumps in the road in promoting his new fight league. Now, he says the GFL is known for having the best production for fights around New England.

“I went through the same plight with my snowboarding experience,” Millette said. “At first, it wasn’t accepted as a sport, and then it became mainstream. I predicted the future.”

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