ESPN Films

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About ESPN Films

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.



Press Releases


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 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 [...]


Posted by Jennifer Cingari on January 7, 2015

Marvel & ESPN Films Announce First Collaboration with Feature Documentary “1 of 1 – Genesis” and Short Film Series “1 of 1 – Origins”

Russell Wilson, Dwight Howard and Danica Patrick among those featured in “1 of 1 Genesis” – Available Now on Digital HD Marvel Entertainment and ESPN Films are proud to announce the feature-length documentary “1 of 1 – Genesis” and short film series “1 of 1 – Origins,” two all-new projects combining the powerful storytelling sensibilities [...]

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Bill Simmons
ESPN Columnist, Special Contributor and Editor-in-Chief of

John Dahl - May 1, 2013

John Dahl
Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Connor Schell

Connor Schell
Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films and Original Content

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