ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning 30 for 30 series and the documentary event “O.J.: Made in America,” has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and film festival appearances. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX and the SEC Storied series.
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ESPN Films and ESPN Audio’s new collaboration, 30 for 30 Podcasts, will launch in June 2017. The series will tell original, high-quality sports stories in the likeness of the acclaimed 30 for 30 documentaries, but made exclusively for audio.
ESPN Films’ highly-anticipated 30 for 30 documentary “Mike and the Mad Dog” will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21 in New York City
The next installment in ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 series will be “One and Not Done,” which will take an intimate look at University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari’s successful yet controversial journey.
ESPN Films’ “O.J.: Made in America,” which was honored with an Academy Award Sunday night for Best Documentary Feature, will air on ESPN2 over the next five nights. The documentary film will air in five parts for five straight nights starting tonight, February 27, at 11 p.m. ET, through March 3.
The next installment in ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series, “Before They Were Cowboys,” premieres on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network.