|[09/21/20 - 06:02 AM]
ESPN Films Sets Four-Part 30 for 30 Documentary "The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius" to Premiere Exclusively on ESPN+ September 27
The documentary tells the story of the South African Paralympic sprinter and international hero, who had inspired millions with his determination and dedication - and who was then suddenly at the center of a murder investigation.
|[07/09/20 - 08:13 AM]
ESPN Films Planning Multi-Part "30 for 30" on '86 Mets
The multi-part documentary will feature hours of never-before-seen footage of the '86 Mets team, a team of larger-than-life characters whose exploits on and off the field symbolized a unique moment in time for New York City and baseball history.
|[05/19/20 - 07:53 AM]
ESPN Films' Latest 30 for 30 "Lance" Premieres Sunday on ESPN & ESPN2
As with "The Last Dance," a version containing strong adult language will air on ESPN and a version edited for that language will air simultaneously on ESPN2.
|[05/05/20 - 02:28 PM]
ESPN Films to Continue Sunday Night Run - Moving Three High Profile "30 for 30s" to Sundays After "The Last Dance"
Lance Armstrong, Bruce Lee, and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are among the featured subjects.
|[01/09/20 - 08:47 AM]
Renowned Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Directs 30 for 30's Two-Part Film "Vick," Airing January 30 and February 6 on ESPN
The film provides a comprehensive look back at each chapter of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick's saga: the incredible rise, shocking fall, and polarizing return.
|[08/15/19 - 10:30 AM]
30 for 30 "Rodman: For Better or Worse" to Premiere September 10 on ESPN
The film, directed by Emmy-winning director Todd Kapostasy, is billed as the unfettered and definitive look at the life and career of Dennis Rodman.
|[05/29/19 - 07:55 AM]
Video: 30 for 30 Debuts New Trailer for "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry" Airing July 2 on ESPN
The film tells the eye and mouth-opening tale of Takeru Kobayashi, the native of Nagano, Japan, who won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest six consecutive times, and Joey Chestnut, the Californian who emerged to dethrone the Japanese legend in 2007 and became the face of the sport.
|[05/02/19 - 09:30 AM]
"30 for 30" Documentary on Motorsports Pioneer Janet Guthrie to Premiere May 28 on ESPN
"Qualified" chronicles the roadblocks and hardships Janet Guthrie overcame in becoming the first woman ever to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 - and eventually, an auto racing legend.
|[04/17/19 - 09:47 AM]
Video: YouTube Debuts an ESPN Films 30 for 30: Daniel Larusso vs. Johnny Lawrence
The promotional stunt is timed with the second season launch of YouTube Premium's "Cobra Kai" on April 24.
|[04/10/19 - 10:15 AM]
30 for 30 "The Dominican Dream" to Premiere April 30 on ESPN
Said date will mark the first time "30 for 30" debuted the English and Spanish-language versions of a film simultaneously on both networks.
|[04/03/19 - 12:13 PM]
"Seau" 30 for 30 Documentary to Air on ESPN April 16
"Seau," directed by Kirby Bradley, recaptures the glory days of NFL great Junior Seau while foreshadowing a tragedy that would rock the league.
|[01/08/19 - 10:11 AM]
Video: ESPN Films' "30 for 30" Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2019
The network teases upcoming films on Deion Sanders, Lance Armstrong, Flo-Jo, Dennis Rodman, Janet Guthrie, Michael Vick, and Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell.
|[11/29/18 - 09:40 AM]
ESPN Films Next 30 for 30 "42 to 1" on Buster Douglas Defeating Mike Tyson for the 1990 Heavyweight Championship of the World
Featuring rare footage and never before seen images, this is a film about how Douglas pulled off a victory that changed the course of sports history.
|[09/13/18 - 07:48 AM]
ESPN Films Announces Slate of Upcoming "30 for 30" Documentaries from the Award-Winning Group
"30 for 30" documentaries on Junior Seau, the Mike Tyson/Buster Douglas fight and Deion Sanders headline the new slate, with "The Last Days of Knight" making its television debut after premiering on ESPN+ in April.
|[04/03/18 - 08:02 AM]
ESPN+ to Launch with Exclusive 30 for 30 Documentary "The Last Days of Knight" and Full 30 for 30 Library
The film is the previously untold behind-the-scenes story of CNN's investigation into why high school All-Americans were leaving Indiana University men's basketball coach Bob Knight's program, and the subsequent fallout after the story broke.
|[01/22/18 - 08:19 AM]
30 for 30 "The Two Bills" to Premiere February 1 on ESPN
The next documentary features legendary football coaches Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells being interviewed together for the first time since 1991.
|[11/09/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Nature Boy" 30 for 30 on Ric Flair Averaged 1.8 Million Viewers; Highest Rated Cable Program for 18-49 Demo
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 7.
|[08/26/17 - 11:32 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30" to Premiere Tommy Morrison Documentary Exclusively on the ESPN App and On-Demand
The film about the late WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison will be available exclusively for streaming and on-demand audiences starting Wednesday, September 13.
|[08/21/17 - 12:40 PM]
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 Series Continues with "Year of the Scab" on September 12
On Tuesday, September 12, ESPN Films' award-winning "30 for 30" documentary series will continue with a feature-length film on the group of men who replaced the Washington Redskins team during the 1987 NFL players strike.
|[07/31/17 - 09:57 AM]
"30 for 30" Documentary on 1988 Dallas Carter High School Football Team Airs August 24 on ESPN
With 21 players who were offered college scholarships and several who went on to the NFL, Carter took on the best that Texas had to offer, including the Odessa Permian team that inspired Friday Night Lights.
|[07/26/17 - 03:03 PM]
ESPN Films' Ric Flair 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" Premieres November 7
Director Rory Karpf will take an inside look at Flair's story, including his triumphs, his tragedies, and his pivotal role in turning pro wrestling into mainstream sports entertainment.
|[07/06/17 - 08:12 AM]
"30 for 30" Film on Soccer Star George Best to Premiere July 20 on ESPN
Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon, the film recounts the tale of the beloved but bedeviled superstar George Best.
|[06/19/17 - 08:03 AM]
30 for 30 Documentary "Mike and the Mad Dog" Airs July 13 on ESPN
The film chronicles Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's "Mike and the Mad Dog" radio show that ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years.
|[05/31/17 - 02:26 PM]
ESPN Films Presents Special Two-Night 30 for 30 Documentary Event "Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies"
The three-part documentary will premiere with Parts One and Two back-to-back on Tuesday, June 13 and Part Three on Wednesday, June 14.
|[03/02/17 - 07:01 AM]
30 for 30 Documentary on Coach John Calipari, "One and Not Done," to Premiere April 13 on ESPN
Who is John Calipari? To his devotees, he is one of college basketball's greatest coaches. To his detractors, he represents everything wrong with college sports.
|[12/20/16 - 10:08 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Films Announce Viceland Premiere of "O.J.: Made in America"
The award-winning documentary, directed by Ezra Edelman, will air on January 1, 2017, from 4 pm ET to midnight.
|[11/10/16 - 07:27 AM]
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 "This Was the XFL" to Premiere in February
The documentary tells the story in fascinating, candid, and often rollicking fashion featuring fellow television legends and close friends - Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon.
|[10/04/16 - 07:02 AM]
ESPN Films Announces Next Three Documentaries in "30 for 30" Series
Currently in the midst of its third volume, the series is fresh off a summer which featured the popular and critically acclaimed premieres of both "O.J.: Made in America" and "Doc & Darryl."
|[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.
|[05/20/16 - 09:44 AM]
All 7+ Hours of ESPN Films' Epic "O.J.: Made in America" in Theaters in NY and LA Starting Today
The documentary will show on two screens, per day, at each theater.
|[05/17/16 - 07:36 AM]
"30 for 30" on Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, Co-Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, to Premiere July 14 on ESPN
The film will explore the lives and careers of former New York Mets superstars, the young flame thrower, Dwight "Doc" Gooden and feared power hitter Darryl Strawberry.
|[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.
|[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.
|[04/08/16 - 08:43 AM]
Video: Trailer for Highly Anticipated 30 for 30 Documentary Event, "O.J.: Made in America," Debuts
It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country's greatest fixations: race and celebrity.
|[03/30/16 - 12:18 PM]
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 Volume III Continues with "This Magic Moment" Premiering April 14
The film will chronicle the birth and rapid growth of the Orlando Magic franchise in the 1990s, with the help of Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.
|[03/29/16 - 06:45 AM]
ESPN Films and ABC Announce June Air Dates for the Highly Anticipated 30 for 30 Documentary Event "O.J.: Made in America"
Look for "O.J.: Made in America - Part 1" to premiere in primetime on ABC at 9:00/8:00c on Saturday, June 11.
|[01/05/16 - 04:52 PM]
ESPN Films Announces New 30 for 30 Documentaries and First-Ever 30 for 30 Miniseries Event "OJ: Made in America"
The third volume of the award-winning and critically acclaimed series will continue with the premiere of "The '85 Bears" on Thursday, February 4 at 9:00/8:00c.
|[11/30/15 - 08:15 AM]
30 for 30 Volume III Continues with "Four Falls of Buffalo" on December 12
The film, directed by Ken Rodgers and produced by NFL Films, looks at the Buffalo Bills of the early '90s that made it to four straight Super Bowls yet never brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.
|[09/09/15 - 11:06 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30 Volume III" to Launch this Fall with a Five-Week Run of New Documentaries
The first five documentaries in the 30-film flight will premiere this fall, every Tuesday in prime time on ESPN, for five straight weeks beginning October 13.
|[07/20/15 - 08:32 AM]
ESPN's Kicks Off Global Coverage of 2015 Special Olympics World Games
ESPN's coverage of the World Games Opening Ceremony will mark the first-ever complete, live coverage of the star-studded spectacle.
|[07/17/15 - 08:34 AM]
30 for 30 "Angry Sky" Premieres July 30 on ESPN
Jeff Tremaine chronicles the story of Nick Piantanida, a truck driver and exotic pet dealer from New Jersey who dedicated his life to setting an extreme parachuting record.
|[07/14/15 - 11:10 AM]
SEC Network Announces Five New SEC Storied Films
The first film, "Wuerffel's Way," is a documentary focused on the journey of former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel.
|[07/06/15 - 03:46 PM]
Marvel & ESPN Films Premiere Short Film Series Beginning July 10
All eight films will have a television premiere and will also be released on the ESPN 30 for 30 Facebook page the same day.
|[03/25/15 - 11:30 AM]
New 30 for 30 "Sole Man" on Sonny Vaccaro to Air at 9 p.m. ET on April 16 on ESPN
"Sole Man," which focuses on former sports marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, will debut on Grantland.com in six parts - one chapter per day - from April 6 through 10, with the final two chapters on the 10th.
|[12/15/14 - 12:07 PM]
New "30 for 30" Will Explore 1980 US Olympic Hockey Game Through the Soviet Lens
The film, directed by Jonathan Hock, will take a different look at the "Miracle on Ice."
|[11/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
New 30 for 30 Documentary "I Hate Christian Laettner" to Premiere in 2015
Through interviews with former teammates and rivals as well as Laettner himself, the film explores why the polarizing basketball player was - and still is - so disliked.
|[09/30/14 - 07:38 AM]
"30 for 30" Returns with "Playing for the Mob" Premiering October 7
The film, which delves into how mobster Henry Hill once helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games, is narrated by actor Ray Liotta.
|[09/15/14 - 08:32 AM]
Fall Slate Announced for ESPN Films' "30 for 30" as Fifth Anniversary of Series Approaches
"Playing for the Mob" kicks things off on Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.
|[08/16/14 - 07:01 PM]
2014 Creative Arts Awards Emmy Winners List
"Saturday Night Live" took home five awards while "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "Game of Thrones," "Sherlock: His Last Vow" and "True Detective" each nabbed four.
|[07/16/14 - 08:51 AM]
ESPN Films to Debut Slate of Documentaries from SEC Storied Series on New SEC Network
The SEC Storied franchise, from the creators of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning "30 for 30" series, focuses on the people, teams, moments and events that tell the ongoing story of the Southeastern Conference.
|[07/09/14 - 10:43 AM]
New Tour de France-focused 30 for 30 "Slaying the Badger" Premieres on July 22
With excitement for the 2014 Tour de France growing each day, ESPN Films will take a look back at one of the sports' most epic rivalries.
|[05/06/14 - 08:46 AM]
New ESPN Series "Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil" Premieres May 13
The six-episode documentary series from ESPN Films, the production group behind "30 for 30," will conclude on Wednesday, June 11.
|[04/16/14 - 09:17 AM]
@ESPNNBA Full Court Press: NBA Takeover for Final Night of the Regular Season
Highlights include "30 for 30: Bad Boys" on Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[04/02/14 - 11:09 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30: Soccer Stories" Begins April 15 with "Hillsborough"
"30 for 30: Soccer Stories" will include a mix of films from an award winning group of filmmakers telling compelling narratives from around the international soccer landscape.
|[03/12/14 - 09:18 AM]
ESPN Films' "30 for 30" Series Continues with "Bad Boys"
The film, centering on the Detroit Pistons of the late '80s and early '90s, will premiere Thursday, April 17 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[03/05/14 - 08:09 AM]
Men's Championship Week: 22 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA Tournament
Championship Week will tip off on Friday, March 7, with nine games from the Big South, Ohio Valley and Southern Conference tournaments on ESPNU and ESPN3.
|[02/24/14 - 10:41 AM]
ESPN Films Announces Next "30 for 30" Documentary: "Requiem For The Big East"
The film explores the meteoric ascension of the Big East Conference and how in less than a decade it became the most successful college sports league in America.
|[01/11/14 - 01:15 PM]
ESPN Announces New Film Series, "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," Surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
In addition, a collection of 10 vignettes about Brazil's rich culture will be featured throughout ESPN's FIFA World Cup programming.
|[12/10/13 - 09:48 AM]
ESPN Films' Upcoming "The Price of Gold" Focuses on Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the "Whack Heard Around the World" 20 Years Ago
The new "30 for 30" presentation, from filmmaker Nanette Burstein, premieres on Thursday, January 16 at 9:00/8:00c.
|[11/14/13 - 09:12 AM]
ESPN Announces Next "30 for 30" Documentary, "Youngstown Boys"
Jeff and Michael Zimbalist are behind the film, premiering Saturday, December 14 at 9:00/8:00c.
|[07/24/13 - 05:38 PM]
ESPN Announces Fall Slate of "30 for 30" Documentaries
"Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau" kicks off a six-week run beginning Tuesday, October 1 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[03/14/13 - 09:13 AM]
ESPN and Selection Sunday: More Than 16 Hours of Hoops Coverage
Highlights include the debut of ESPN Films' "30 for 30" documentary "Survive and Advance."
|[02/19/13 - 12:00 PM]
ESPN Films and espnW Announce "Nine for IX"
The series is scheduled to premiere on July 2 on ESPN and the films will air over consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8:00/7:00c.
|[01/28/13 - 10:31 AM]
ESPN Films Announces Upcoming "30 for 30" Films: "Survive and Advance" and "Elway to Marino"
They'll premiere on Sunday, March 17 and Tuesday, April 23, respectively.
|[12/10/12 - 11:46 AM]
"30 for 30" Film "You Don't Know Bo" is ESPN's Highest Rated Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 8.
||[10/04/12 - 11:55 AM]
"Broke" Ranks as ESPN's Highest-Rated "30 for 30" Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 2.
|[08/03/12 - 05:21 PM]
ESPN Films Launches 30 for 30 Shorts on Grantland.com
The shorts will premiere monthly and be complemented by a written feature and additional material to provide context.
|[08/03/12 - 05:18 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Fall Schedule for 30 for 30 Vol. II
First up is "Broke" from director Billy Corben on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[05/15/12 - 07:20 AM]
ESPN Films Announces the Return of the Acclaimed Series "30 for 30"
Coodie and Chike, Billy Corben, Mike Bonfiglio and Jonathan Hock are among the initial wave of filmmakers for season two.
|[12/07/11 - 09:45 AM]
Television Series Nominations for The 2012 Producers Guild Awards
This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee, among others.
|[07/27/11 - 12:17 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Schedule for New Documentaries
The seven-week film series will premiere Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[07/20/11 - 11:38 AM]
New SEC "Storied" Documentary Series Slated for ESPNU; "Herschel" Set for September 7
The series' second film highlighting the first SEC football championship game will air in December.
|[12/15/10 - 09:09 AM]
Critically Acclaimed "30 for 30" Wraps up with "Pony Exce$$" - ESPN's Most-Watched Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 11.
|[09/30/10 - 07:05 AM]
ESPN Films Adds Fernando Nation to '30 for 30' Schedule
It will replace Alex Gibney's "Catching Hell," which moves to 2011.
|[09/15/10 - 08:26 AM]
ESPN Presents ESPN Films '30 for 30' DVD Gift Set
The six-disc collection, due December 7, features the first 15 films in the series.
|[07/29/10 - 08:09 AM]
ESPN Films Announces '30 for 30' Fall Schedule
The next 13 films begin Tuesday, August 24 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[03/09/10 - 08:29 AM]
Spring Schedule Update for ESPN Films' Acclaimed '30 for 30' Series
Bill Couturié's "Guru of Go" will bow Saturday, April 3 at 4:00/3:00c on sister network ABC.
|[01/20/10 - 01:00 PM]
Spring Schedule for ESPN Films' Acclaimed '30 for 30' Series Announced
Also: "Run Ricky Run," Sean Pamphilon's "intimate portrait of embattled football player Ricky Williams' hiatus from football," has been added to the roster.
|[12/15/09 - 11:35 AM]
ESPN's Fall Slate of Critically Acclaimed "30 for 30" Series Wraps Up with "The U" - ESPN's Most Watched Documentary
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, December 12.
|[08/27/09 - 06:41 AM]
Fall 2009 Slate and Schedule Announced for ESPN Films' "30 for 30"
Beginning October 6, the films will be aired on Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c through November 10, with a special post-Heisman slot reserved for Saturday, December 12.
|[07/29/09 - 02:41 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Eight More to "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster
Films produced as part of the "30 for 30" project will begin airing on October 6 on ESPN.
|[04/28/09 - 08:43 AM]
ESPN Films Adds 10 More Names to "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster
Peter Berg, Ron Shelton, Brett Morgen and Steve James are among the latest additions.
|[03/30/09 - 09:16 AM]
ESPN's "30 for 30" Filmmaker Roster Expands; Four More Films Announced
Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Barry Levinson and Albert Maysles join previously announced directors Steve Nash, Mike Tollin, Billy Corben & Alfred Spellman and Spike Lee.
|[07/10/08 - 02:30 PM]
ESPN Films Announces Four New Docs for Fall/Winter 2008; Names Five Filmmakers for "30 for 30" Initiative
Projects include efforts by Spike Lee, Barbara Kopple, Steve Nash and more.