Chasing OJ: The Race For The Next Epic Sports Film


Chip Rives

Texas Crew Productions

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Thaddeus Matula

Double Life Films

Armen Keteyian

Texas Crew Productions

In 2017, “O.J. Simpson: Made in America” won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, forever changing the landscape for how sports films are viewed.

For years, sports stories were glorified celebrations of heroes, now they have become character studies that often help define the cultural zeitgeist. This panel will analyze how OJ's success has not only raised the bar for sports documentarians, but also created unforeseen roadblocks for filmmakers.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Advanced