Olivia Steier and Scott Langerman, Hall of Fame Village Media lead exclusive and extensive content creation across all platforms and mediums.
Canton, OH (May 12, 2021) - Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, the only resort, entertainment, and media company driven by the power of professional football, announced today details of their new content studio, Hall of Fame Village Media. Tackling projects across genres, formats, and mediums, Hall of Fame Village Media leverages the company’s unique ties to the titans of sports to create inspiring entertainment including TV and streaming series, games, films, events, podcasts, and branded content. The division is led by Scott Langerman, Executive Vice President of Media Business Development, and Olivia Steier, Executive Vice President of Content Development/Distribution.
“As a company uniquely positioned at the intersection of sports and entertainment, we believe that Hall of Fame Village Media is an industry driver capable of bringing the best unique and engaging content to the marketplace and to fans where they are consuming media,” said Michael Crawford, President and CEO of HOFV. “We’re excited with the progress that we have made to date and the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to showcase our capacity to bring intellectual property to life through new partnerships and a slate of programming reflective of the excellence that is Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company.”
“Our versatility as a studio is unmatched and we’re honored to work with some of the greatest athletes to ever grace the field to bring outstanding content to audiences across the country. Hall of Fame Village Media aims to honor our past and inspire the future with our upcoming lineup of diverse content across a wide variety of platforms, genres, and mediums,” said Olivia Steier.
Hall of Fame Village Media showcases the very best of professional athletes, both on the field and under the helmet, through a compelling and expansive upcoming slate. Creating content ranging from series and films to branded content and NFTs, the studio offers fans a new and unique way to connect with their sports heroes. Upcoming projects in their robust development slate include THE PERFECT TEN, a documentary produced in collaboration with H2H and NFL Films that showcases the only ten men to have both won a Heisman Trophy and been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Inspired, a series developed with Tupelo Honey that shines a light on the incredible ways current and former professional football players are giving back to the communities that support them; and The Academy, a series offering an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the NFL Alumni Association’s player development program. In addition, Hall of Fame Village Media is actively building a deep roster of branded content projects, short-form features, and other content initiatives, all of which the company will announce at a later date.
“With unique access to athletes, direct access to exclusive intellectual property and events and our deep relationships throughout the sports and entertainment industries, Hall of Fame Village Media is creating a new and more engaging fan experience by offering a wide range and unique brand of sports-centric content. We provide fans the ultimate opportunity to go behind the scenes and into the minds, hearts, and passions of their favorite athletes, and are excited to be raising the bar for sports-driven content,” stated Scott Langerman.
In addition to their slate of shows, Hall of Fame Village Media is diving into emerging media markets and the cryptocurrency space with the launch of an exclusive collection of NFTs, the first of which will be in support of THE PERFECT TEN and feature H2H football legends Tim Brown, Earl Campbell, and Doak Walker. Launched in partnership with Dolphin Entertainment, one of the world’s most respected entertainment marketing and production companies, H2H and Hall of Fame Village Media’s extensive NFT collection will feature both one-of-a-kind assets and accessible digital artwork, both of which will be created by an award-winning artist in collaboration with the athletes. Each offering will also include exclusive experiential opportunities, memorabilia, and other distinctive elements. The first NFT from this series features an offering from the legendary Tim Brown and will be auctioned on OpenSea starting May 17th.
ABOUT HALL OF FAME VILLAGE MEDIA
Established in 2021, Hall of Fame Village Media is a premiere, multi-dimensional content studio on a mission to honor the past and inspire the future. Not limited by the confines of traditional studios, Hall of Fame Village Media does it all - creating engaging content across all genres, lengths, and mediums including TV and streaming series, films, games, events, podcasts, branded content and emerging media. With unique ties to one of the most revered institutions in all of sports, Hall of Fame Village Media leverages its unprecedented access to deliver a compelling content lineup that showcases the very best of professional athletes, both on the field and under the helmet.
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