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ESPN
ESPN
FILMS (formerly known as ESPN
ESPN
ORIGINAL ENTERTAINMENT) is a production company which produces and distributes sports films and documentaries . It is owned by ESPN
ESPN
Inc. , a joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group
Disney–ABC Television Group
division of The Walt Disney Company (which owns a controlling 80% stake) and the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
(which owns the remaining 20%).

Created in March 2008, ESPN
ESPN
Films produces films covering sports-related stories. Projects from the subsidiary include 30 for 30 (and its offshoots 30 for 30: Soccer Stories and the digital series 30 for 30 Shorts), the critically acclaimed Nine for IX
Nine for IX
series and SEC Storied.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 List of ESPN
ESPN
Original Entertainment/ ESPN
ESPN
Films productions

* 2.1 Talk
Talk
shows * 2.2 Series * 2.3 Mini-series * 2.4 Events * 2.5 Reality * 2.6 Game shows * 2.7 Documentaries * 2.8 Films

* 3 References

HISTORY

ESPN
ESPN
Films traces its history to 2001, when ESPN
ESPN
Inc. formed ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTAINMENT, a programming division which produced various talk shows , series, documentaries and made-for-TV films that aired on ESPN
ESPN
and its related networks. The subsidiary ceased operations for several months starting in 2007. The company's logo did not appear as a vanity card on any ESPN
ESPN
programs, with the exception of the daily talk show Jim Rome is Burning . Dan Klores at the 68th Annual Peabody Awards
Peabody Awards
for Black Magic

On 3rd March 2008, ESPN
ESPN
announced that it would relaunch the unit as ESPN
ESPN
FILMS . Under the restructuring, ESPN
ESPN
Films began producing projects for theatrical release in addition to television; majority corporate parent The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
holds the right of first refusal on all projects. In addition, ESPN
ESPN
announced a new alliance with the Creative Artists Agency
Creative Artists Agency
, which among its various clients, represents athletes such as LeBron James
LeBron James
, David Beckham
David Beckham
and Peyton Manning .

The first production under the ESPN
ESPN
Films banner was Black Magic, a four-hour documentary that premiered on ESPN
ESPN
without commercial interruption over two consecutive nights starting on March 16, 2008. The film, which won a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
in 2009, about the history of basketball played at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
. The company's first theatrical film was X Games
X Games
3D: The Movie , which was released on August 21, 2009.

On October 6, 2009, ESPN
ESPN
premiered 30 for 30
30 for 30
, a 30-hour series produced by ESPN
ESPN
Films that debuted in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the cable network's launch. Among those participating in the project included Spike Lee
Spike Lee
, Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
, Barry Levinson and Mike Tollin
Mike Tollin
. The series, which earned Peabody and Producer's Guild Awards and was nominated for an Emmy , featured thoughtful and innovative reflections on the previous three decades in sports told through a diverse array of sports fans and social commentators. Positive reaction from both critics and viewers led to a spin-off 30 for 30: Volume II. ESPN
ESPN
took its first ever Academy Award
Academy Award
when O.J.: Made in America film won in the category of Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Oscars .

LIST OF ESPN
ESPN
ORIGINAL ENTERTAINMENT/ ESPN
ESPN
FILMS PRODUCTIONS

TALK SHOWS

* Around the Horn
Around the Horn
(2002–present) * Cold Pizza (2003–2007; now known as ESPN
ESPN
First Take ) * ESPN
ESPN
Hollywood (2005–2006) * The Fantasy Show (2006) * Jim Rome Is Burning (2003–2012) * Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
(2001–present) * Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (2005–2007) * SportsCenter
SportsCenter
(1988–present)

SERIES

* Playmakers (2003) * Tilt (2005)

MINI-SERIES

* The Bronx is Burning
The Bronx is Burning
(2007)

EVENTS

* ESPY Awards
ESPY Awards
(1993–present) * X Games
X Games
(1995–present) * Winter X Games
X Games
(1997–present) * World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker
(1988–present)

REALITY

* Battle of the Gridiron Stars
Battle of the Gridiron Stars
(2005–present) * Bonds on Bonds (2006) * Bound for Glory (2005) * It's The Shoes * Madden Nation
Madden Nation
(2005–present) * Knight School (2006) * Streetball * The Contender (2006–present) * The Life

GAME SHOWS

* Stump the Schwab (2004–2006) * 2 Minute Drill (2000–2002)

DOCUMENTARIES

* Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) * Through the Fire (2005) * Kobe Doin\' Work (2009) * 30 for 30
30 for 30
(2009–2010, 2012–present) * Wendell Scott: A Race Story (2011) * ESPN
ESPN
Films Presents (2011–2012) * Nine for IX
Nine for IX
(2013) * O.J.: Made in America (2016)

FILMS

* 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004) * A Season on the Brink (2002) * Code Breakers (2005) * Hustle (2004) * Ruffian (2007) * The Junction Boys (2002) * Four Minutes (2005) * X Games
X Games
3D: The Movie (2009) * Lombardi (2010 or 2011; produced in conjunction with NFL Films ) * Keepers of the Streak (2015) * Queen of Katwe (2016; produced with Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
) * World Beaters (2017)

REFERENCES

* ^ " ESPN
ESPN
Films\' Upcoming "The Price of Gold" Focuses on Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and the Whack Heard Around the World 20 Years Ago". ESPN
ESPN
MediaZone. December 2013. * ^ " ESPN
ESPN
Films Established". ESPN.com. March 3, 2008. * ^ "68th Annual Peabody Awards: Award Profile: Black Magic". Peabody Awards
Peabody Awards
. May 2009. * ^ Ng, David (February 26, 2017). "Lionsgate wins big at Oscars but A24 conquers with \'Moonlight\'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 29, 2017. * ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (January 9, 2015). "David Oyelowo & Lupita Nyong’o In Talks To Star In ‘Queen Of Katwe’ For Disney". Deadline. Retrieved April 27, 2015. * ^ " ESPN
ESPN
Films’ “World Beaters” on 2016 Little League World Series Champions to Premiere August 13 on ESPN" (Press release). ESPN. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.

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* v * t * e

ESPN
ESPN
Inc.

EXECUTIVES

* George Bodenheimer * John Skipper * Edwin Durso * Chuck Pagano * Norby Williamson

U.S. NETWORKS

LINEAR TV

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN2
ESPN2
* ESPNews
ESPNews
* Classic * ESPNU
ESPNU
* Deportes * Longhorn Network
Longhorn Network
* SEC Network
SEC Network

PART-TIME/DIGITAL

* ACC Network Extra * ESPN
ESPN
on ABC * ESPN3
ESPN3
* College Extra * Plus * Goal Line

RADIO

* ESPN
ESPN
Radio

* Deportes

* Xtra

INTERNATIONAL

* Brasil

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
Brasil * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Caribbean

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Indian subcontinent

* Sony ESPN
ESPN

* Japan

* J Sports
J Sports

* Latin America

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2 * ESPN
ESPN
3 * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Oceania

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Philippines

* ESPN
ESPN
5

* Sub-Saharan Africa

* ESPN
ESPN

* UK and Ireland

* BT Sport ESPN
ESPN

Co-owned Canadian sports networks

* TSN

* 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5

* RDS * RDS2
RDS2
* RDS Info
RDS Info
* ESPN
ESPN
Classic Canada

VENTURES

* ESPN.com
ESPN.com
* ESPN
ESPN
Deportes.com * ESPN
ESPN
Broadband * ESPN
ESPN
Films * ESPN
ESPN
The Magazine * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes La Revista * ESPN
ESPN
Books * ESPY Awards
ESPY Awards
* ESPN
ESPN
Integration * Watch ESPN
ESPN

DEFUNCT VENTURES

* ESPN
ESPN
West * Arena Football League
Arena Football League
(minority stake, 2006–2009) * ESPN
ESPN
Star Sports (equity stake, 1994–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
3D (2010–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
America (2002–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
Classic (UK) (2006–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
MVP (2005–2006) * Grantland
Grantland
(2011–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan (1992–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
Full Court (2007–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
PPV (1999–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
HS (1997–2012)

SPORTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

* ESPN
ESPN
College Football * High School Showcase * ESPN
ESPN
Major League Baseball * ESPN
ESPN
College Basketball
Basketball
* MLS Soccer Sunday * Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
* CFL on TSN * NBA on ESPN
ESPN
* WNBA on ESPN
ESPN
* List of ESPN
ESPN
sports properties

OTHER PROPERTIES

* ESPNcricinfo
ESPNcricinfo
* FCS Kickoff * FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight
* Jayski\'s Silly Season Site * ESPN
ESPN
FC * ESPNscrum
ESPNscrum
* Scouts Inc. * TrueHoop * The Undefeated

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES

* Current personalities * Former personalities * ESPNews
ESPNews
personalities * ESPNU
ESPNU
personalities * ESPN
ESPN
Radio personalities

MISCELLANEOUS

* History * Criticism * This is SportsCenter
SportsCenter
* ESPN
ESPN
Zone * ESPN
ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex

OWNERS: Disney Media Networks 80% Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
20%

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