Los Angeles-based Laemmle/Zeller Films has acquired all North American rights to David Vyorst's documentary The First Basket.

The film explores the influence of basketball on modern Jewish History as well as the impact of Jewish sports pioneers on the evolution of the sport.

'The First Basket reveals the rich history and amazing contributions of Jewish athletes,' Greg Laemmle and Steven Zeller said in a joint statement.

'These legendary players of professional basketball became role models and heroes to generations of fans and changed the face and perception, to this very day, of Jews in all athletics.'