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Posted by Jay Jay Nesheim on February 24, 2015

ESPN Films to Launch New Shorts Series, It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports, Directed by Errol Morris Set to Premiere March 1

ESPN Films today announced a new primetime special, It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports, directed by Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, Thin Blue Line, The Unknown Known) which will air Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Evolving ESPN’s long-running brand [...]


Posted by Ana Livia Coelho on February 11, 2015

“The Collectors” Short Film Series Continues with “Beekeeper”

FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Film’s digital shorts series “The Collectors” continues today with the debut of “Beekeeper” directed by Steven Cantor. The short film, which premiered during the Sundance Film Festival, documents the fight to save the declining population of honey bees, who pollinate $18 billion worth of food in America. The film introduces Dennis van Engelsdorp, former [...]

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on February 6, 2015

Longhorn Network Commemorates Black History Month with Special Programming

Fifty-eight years ago, nine African American students integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, testing the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Facing a hostile crowd, those teenagers – escorted by the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne – marched up [...]


Posted by Jennifer Cingari on February 5, 2015

30 for 30 “Sole Man” To Premiere April 6 as Digital Series on

Unprecedented distribution for film about former sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro; TV premiere on April 16 For the first time ever, ESPN Films will premiere a full-length 30 for 30 film digitally. “Sole Man” will debut on in six parts—one chapter per day—from April 6 through 10, with the final two chapters on the [...]

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Posted by Andy Hall on February 2, 2015

ESPN Black History Month Programming Includes Original Specials, Offerings Across Platforms

ESPN will commemorate Black History Month with multiple programming offerings on television and online celebrating the achievements of African-Americans who made a positive influence within their sport and in society. The month of February will include the premieres of two one-hour special programs.

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