Created in March 2008, ESPN Films produces high-quality films showcasing compelling sports stories. In October 2009, ESPN Films launched the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated 30 for 30 film series. Inspired by ESPN’s 30th Anniversary, the films that made up the series were a thoughtful and innovative reflection on the past three decades told through the lens of diverse and interesting sports fans and social commentators.
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ESPN Films to Premiere 30 for 30 Short on George W. Bush’s World Series Game 3 Pitch at Yankee Stadium after September 11 Attacks
On the night of October 30, 2001, President George W. Bush stepped onto the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, just six weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. With New York City and the entire country still trying to heal, the ceremonial first pitch that night meant more than just “play ball.” ESPN Films’ new 30 for 30 Short “First Pitch,” which premieres Friday, Sept. 11, will look at how important that famous pitch was to the nation, and how baseball helped be a part of the recovery after 9/11.
30 for 30 Short “Brave in the Attempt,” Executive Produced by Maria Shriver, to Kick Off ESPN’s Special Olympics Coverage on July 25
The film focuses on her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her creation of the Special Olympics ESPN Films’ new 30 for 30 Short, “Brave in the Attempt,” will premiere on July 25, at 7:30 p.m. ET, kicking off the coverage of The 2015 Special Olympics World Games on ESPN. The film is executive produced by Peabody- and Emmy … Read More
Director Jeff Tremaine and Executive Producer Mat Hoffman chronicle story of amateur parachute jumper who attempted to break world free-fall record in the ‘60s A new installment in ESPN Films’ critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series, “Angry Sky,” will premiere on Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Jackass director Jeff Tremaine chronicles … Read More
Versus, a short film series from ESPN Films and executive produced by Eva Longoria, will feature four additional titles premiering in 2015. Eva Longoria’s Versus debuted May 8 with “Go Sebastien Go!,” directed by Longoria, and the remaining films will continue rolling out with one per month through September. The topics will look at female … Read More