The next film in ESPN’s Peabody Award winning series, 30 for 30, airs next Tuesday. Big Shot is the next film in the hugely popular series. It is directed and narrated by Kevin Connolly. Mark Ciardi (Million Dollar Arm, Secretariat) and Ted Schillinger (Benji) produced the film.
Big Shot follows the issues that plagued the NHL’s New York Islanders after the team was bought by Dallas businessman John Spano in 1996. Spano bought the beleaguered team for $165 million. His purchase of the team looked like a good thing on the surface. But, not everything was as it seemed for the Islanders and the team’s fans. Big Shot presents as part of its presentation, the only interview that Spano ever gave about the Islanders deal. Audiences will see in this film just how the scam went undetected by so many for so long. A trailer for the film is available online at http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=bigshot.
Each film in the 30 for 30 series will be available online via iTunes and Amazon Instant Video the day after its broadcast. A special collectible six-disc DVD set featuring the first fifteen films from 30 for 30 Volume II will be available in stores and online November 26th, 2013. The remaining films in this season of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 are listed below.
- Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. – Big Shot (Director: Kevin Connolly)
- Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – This is What They Want (Directors: Brian Koppelman and David Levien)
- Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. – Bernie and Ernie (Director: Jason Hehir)
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