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#TBT: ESPN Films and 30 for 30

December 3, 2008,  NYC:  -- ESPN Films "The Greatest Game Ever Played" premiere marked a major press event for ESPN Films. Former Baltimore Colts and New York Giants stars attending including (L-R)-- Jim Mutscheller, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, former ABC "Monday Night Football" commentator Frank Gifford, Raymond Berry and Pat Summerall. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ESPN Images)
Dec. 3, 2008, NYC: “The Greatest Game Ever Played” marked the first movie premiere event for ESPN Films. Former Baltimore Colts and New York Giants stars attending including (L-R) Jim Mutscheller, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, former ABC “Monday Night Football” commentator Frank Gifford, Raymond Berry and Pat Summerall. (Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ESPN Images)
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On this date in 2008 (March 3), ESPN announced the creation of its new initiative – ESPN Films – and included the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated 30 for 30 film series which was initially created to celebrate the three decades of sports leading up to ESPN’s 30th anniversary in September 2009. The announcement also marked a new collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios on scripted sports films.

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