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[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.

[via press release from ESPN]

Renowned Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Directs 30 for 30's Two-Part Film "Vick," Airing January 30 and February 6 on ESPN

ESPN Films' next 30 for 30 documentary, "Vick," directed by one of the most decorated documentarians today, Stanley Nelson, will premiere on ESPN with part 1 on Thursday, January 30, at 9 p.m. ET and part 2 one week later on Thursday, February 6, at 9 p.m. ET. 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.

Beginning with his emergence as a high school star in Newport News, Virginia, "Vick" traces the quarterback's rise as a college football phenomenon and then number-one overall draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons - the first time an African-American quarterback was selected with the top pick. In the NFL, Vick would stand out not just for his singular athleticism, but also for his standing as a cultural icon, a star who refused to turn his back on the friends who'd been with him since the beginning. Ultimately, it would be that refusal that would portend his downfall.

Vick quickly went from superstar athlete to national pariah; from one of the most popular players in the NFL - and all of sports - to a man as ostracized as virtually any public figure in America. Yet Vick's style of play would revolutionize the position of quarterback, and his success on the field would open doors for other black quarterbacks to follow. The full story is chronicled in "Vick," directed by award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson (Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities).

"As a historical documentary filmmaker, I was interested in placing Michael Vick's life within larger historical narratives - narratives about race and sports, poverty and power, and about the criminal justice system," said director Nelson. "In the film, we get to see how Vick's childhood affects the choices he makes, as well as how these larger social forces shape his trajectory. I hope that viewers of the film can gain a fuller understanding of the social context that gave rise to Vick's story, as well as its reverberating impact."

About ESPN Films

ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series and the Academy-Award winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America," has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and critical acclaim. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX and the SEC Storied series.





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[08/10/22 - 12:42 PM]
AMC Networks Announces Fall Lineup of New Original Series and Films and Returning Fan Favorites Across Its Suite of Channels and Targeted Streaming Services
This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC+, AMC, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, HIDIVE, IFC, BBC America, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

[08/10/22 - 12:41 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "Cooper's Bar" Renewed for Second Season
The series is nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award for Rhea Seehorn in the "Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series" category.

[08/10/22 - 12:40 PM]
Executive Producer John Legend Returns to Topline All-Star Guest Roster for the New Season of IFC's "Sherman's Showcase"
AMC+ will premiere the first two episodes on October 26, with additional episodes available to stream on the service one week early.

[08/10/22 - 12:39 PM]
Sundance Now Commissions Bevy of New Series Starring Thomasin Mckenzie, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Goldberg, Temuera Morrison, Travis Fimmel and More
These commissions finalize on the heels of recent announcements for upcoming series "Clean Sweep," "The Lovers," "SisterS," "Black Snow," and "Far North" - promising a robust 2023 for the network.

[08/10/22 - 12:38 PM]
John Wirth Joins "Dark Winds" Creative Team as Season Two Showrunner
Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode second season will arrive on AMC+ and AMC next year.

[08/10/22 - 12:37 PM]
Acorn TV Viewers Are Wild About Harry - Murder Mystery Series "Harry Wild," Starring and Executive Produced by Jane Seymour, Renewed for Second Season Coming in 2023
More than 40 percent of Acorn TV viewers have sampled "Harry Wild's" first season.

[08/10/22 - 12:36 PM]
Emmy-Winner Tatiana Maslany Returns to AMC Networks to Star in and Executive Produce "Invitation to a Bonfire"
Inspired by Vera Nabokov, Maslany will portray Vera Orlov, who is more than Leo's wife; she is his editor - and his everything.

[08/10/22 - 12:32 PM]
Hallmark Media Announces "Make Her Mark: Hallmark's Reciprocal Director Mentor Program" Launching in 2023
The program will continue Hallmark's commitment to inclusive storytelling and embracing the female perspective in its slate of movies and series in front of and behind the camera.

[08/10/22 - 12:31 PM]
Crown Media Transitions Corporate Name to Hallmark Media
"The iconic Hallmark brand and our purpose-driven mission to help people live caring, connected lives full of meaningful moments will drive everything we do," said Wonya Lucas, President & CEO.

[08/10/22 - 12:30 PM]
"Academy of Country Music Honors" Makes Its Debut on FOX for the First Time on Tuesday, September 13
Reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and four-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce will return for a second year to host the ceremony.

[08/10/22 - 11:22 AM]
6.8 Million Unique Viewers Have Watched "On Patrol: Live" Since the Series Launch on July 22
With growing momentum since the premiere, the Saturday, August 6 telecast set new series bests in prime with 422,000 among adults 25-54 and 309,000 among adults 18-49 from 9pm - 12am.

[08/10/22 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three of "Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler" Debuts This October on HBO Max
The first two seasons are currently available on HBO Max.

[08/10/22 - 10:06 AM]
ESPN's Industry-Leading College Football Coverage to Feature a Mix of Veteran Commentators and Newcomers for 2022-23 Season
More than two dozen teams of esteemed play-by-play voices, talented analysts and intrepid reporters will cover the season from August's Week 0 kickoff through the College Football Playoff National Championship in Los Angeles in January 2023.

[08/10/22 - 09:01 AM]
Emmy Award-Winning Actress Karrueche Tran Joins Fuse's Reimagined and Refashioned Design Competition Series "Upcycle Nation"
Tran will be joined by upcycling innovator Peder Cho, and fashion designer Jérôme LaMaar as judges.

[08/10/22 - 08:42 AM]
"House of Hammer" Docuseries Offers an Explosive Inside Look at the Downfall of Armie Hammer and Reveals a Legacy of Dark Secrets Hidden Within the Hammer Dynasty
The highly anticipated discovery+ docuseries chronicling the deeply troubling accusations leveled against critically acclaimed actor Armie Hammer and the dark, twisted legacy of the Hammer dynasty, will be available to stream on Friday, September 2.