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SBD Global/January 13, 2014/Media
ESPN Expects More World Cup Growth In 2014, Announces New Football Film Series
Published January 13, 2014
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SOCCER STORIES: ESPN Films will premiere a new series in April surrounding the 2014 World Cup on ESPN. "Soccer Stories" will include a mix of standalone, feature-length and 30-minute-long documentary films from award-winning filmmakers telling narratives around the football landscape. In addition, a collection of 10 vignettes about Brazil's culture will be featured throughout ESPN's World Cup programming (ESPN). THE WRAP's Tony Maglio reported the two feature-length films are “Hillsborough,” directed by Daniel Gordon -- the first film in the series, launching on April 22 -- and “White, Blue and White,” directed by Camilo Antolini and produced by Juan Jose Campanella. The six 30-minute films are “Garrincha: Crippled Angel,” “Barbosa -- The Man Who Made All of Brazil City,” “Ceasefire Massacre,” “The Opposition,” “Mysteries of the The Jules Rimet Trophy,” and “Maradona ’86” (THE WRAP, 1/11).