ESPN today announced that Laura Gentile has been promoted to Senior Vice President, espnW and Women’s Initiatives. Gentile’s leadership has been central in building the espnW business over the past five years and, as a result, she will take on a broader role focused on expanding ESPN’s presence in the lives of the many women who love sports. Gentile is the founder of espnW, which launched in Dec. 2010 as a blog. espnW is now a multimedia business encompassing digital, social, television, films and events such as The espnW: Women + Sports Summit.
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The next documentary from ESPN Films’ Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series will be “Chasing Tyson,” premiering on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Directed by the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Steven Cantor, the film examines why so many years went by before Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson finally met in the ring.
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Volume III continues with “The Gospel According to Mac” premiering November 3 which tells the story of Coach Bill McCartney’s University of Colorado football program.
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.
espnW will again bring together sports industry leaders and top female athletes for the sixth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota from October 14-16, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
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
LeBron James, Ed Helms, Danica Patrick, Andre Iguodala, Vince Vaughn, Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland and JJ Watt among the presenters at The 2015 ESPYS on July 15.
Marvel & ESPN Films Introduce the Short Film Series “Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1 – Origins” Beginning on July 10
1 of 1 – Origins,” the short film series that gives viewers a unique look at some of the world’s most successful athletes by mixing the award-winning non-fiction style of ESPN Films with original Marvel art, design and creative animation.
ESPN today announced that Jenner will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. Presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is the pinnacle of the sports celebration, which will be televised Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.
The ABC Television Network and ESPN announced The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will move to ABC and broadcast live on Wednesday, July 15, from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The celebration of the best moments from the year in sports kicks off with SportsCenter at The ESPYS and The ESPYS Countdown Show Presented by Capital One airing from 6-7 p.m. ET and 7-8 p.m. ET, respectively, on ESPN prior to the start of the awards.
- Warriors-Thunder is Most-Watched Regular-Season NBA Game on ESPN Since 2014 (Non-Christmas)
- Women’s College Basketball: Big Monday Doubleheader Features Four Top-25 Programs
- Men’s College Basketball: College GameDay at Oklahoma Headlines Saturday of Top-Ranked Games; Michigan-Ohio State to get Special “Floor Seat” Treatment
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