What does 30 for 30 mean on ESPN?

30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN, its sister networks, and online highlighting interesting people and events in sports history.

Where did the 30 for 30 series come from?

Background. The idea for the series began in 2007 from ESPN.com columnist and Grantland.com founder Bill Simmons and ESPN ‘s Connor Schell. The title, 30 for 30, derived from the series’ genesis as 30 films in celebration of ESPN’s 30th anniversary, with an exploration of the biggest stories from ESPN’s first 30 years on-air,…

Who are the athletes in 30 for 30?

On January 7, 2019, ESPN teased their next batch of ’30 For 30′ documentaries. This teaser, released on Twitter included spliced video visuals of athletes including Michael Vick, Lance Armstrong, Dennis Rodman, Janet Guthrie, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell.

Who is the director of 30 for 30?

And there was a certain shame in them having to live the rest of their lives with the results of Feb. 22, 1980. In the 30 for 30 film “Of Miracles and Men,” director Jonathan Hock (“The Best That Never Was” and “Survive and Advance”) explores the scope of the “Miracle on Ice” through the Soviet lens.

Is the 30 for 30 series going away?

According to 30 for 30 producer Bill Simmons, “We’re spinning off the 30 for 30 series next year into something that will probably be called 30 for 30 Presents or something like that… So even though the SMU doc will be the 30th one (right after the Heisman ceremony) don’t think the spirit of the series is going away.”

How many episodes of 30 for 30 are there?

This includes three “volumes” of 30 episodes each, a 13-episode series under the ESPN Films Presents title in 2011–2012, and a series of 30 for 30 Shorts shown through the ESPN.com website. The series has also expanded to include Soccer Stories, which aired in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and audio podcasts.

Who are the producers of 30 for 30?

In 2010, John Dahl, Connor Schell and Simmons served as 30 for 30’s executive producers. In April 2018, it was announced that the entire archive of 30 for 30 films and shorts would be available on ESPN+, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer online platform, once the service launched on April 12, 2018.