Behind The Scenes

Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg visits ESPN for new football doc



Hollywood movie producer/director Peter Berg, who directed Friday Night Lights and the first documentary in ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series, Kings Ransom, is teaming up with USA Football and the NFL for a documentary about how USA Football is making football better and safer for youth players.

On Sept. 13, Berg visited the ESPN campus as part of the work he is doing on the Heads Up Football project. He interviewed Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman and director Chip Dean, as well as NFL analysts Herm Edwards and Jason Taylor. They spoke about a variety of topics, all geared toward strengthening the sport’s culture and promoting a better, safer football environment for children.

Coincidentally, Berg and Rothman grew up in the same area in New York and have a number of mutual acquaintances.

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