HBO, Sports Illustrated Pairing To Create Documentary Series "Sport In America"
Corporate cousins HBO and Sports Illustrated are teaming up to create "Sport in America: Our Defining Stories," a documentary series that will appear on the premium cable network in '13. Production companies Endgame Entertainment and Playground also will be involved with the series that will set out to describe how sport "has shaped America's character," according to a release. The group launched a website today to supplement the series. Endgame's James Stern and Adam Del Deo will direct and executive produce the series; Playground Chair Colin Callender and SI Group Editor Terry McDonell will serve as executive producers. SI will run companion editorial packages to complement the series.