HALL OF FAME VILLAGE MEDIA SELLS LONG-ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY THE PERFECT 10 SHOWCASING THE MOST ELITE CLUB IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL TO FOX SPORTS FILMS
Executive Produced by Hall of Fame Village Media, NFL Great Tim Brown and Directed by NFL Films’ Four-time Emmy Award Winner Steve Trout, Documentary Showcases the Only 10 Men in the History of Football Who Have Won the Heisman Trophy and Been Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
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CANTON, OHIO, Aug. 30, 2022 – Today, Hall of Fame Village Media announces it has sold the long-anticipated sports documentary, THE PERFECT 10, and that it will co-produce the film with Fox Sports Films, which shines a spotlight on the only 10 legendary football icons who have achieved one of the rarest dual accomplishments in all professional sports: winning the coveted Heisman Trophy and being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Executive produced in partnership with Hall of Fame Village Media (HOFV), Heisman Trophy Winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tim Brown, H2H Productions and NFL Films, THE PERFECT 10 is directed by four-time Emmy winner Steve Trout (“Hard Knocks” and “All or Nothing”) and will air timed to NFL Honors during the week of FOX’s Super Bowl LVII programming schedule.
“FOX Sports is honored to partner with NFL Films, H2H Productions and Hall of Fame Village Media to present this captivating film that highlights the extraordinary careers of the greatest athletes to ever play football,” said Barry Nugent, Executive Producer, Development & Original Programming, FOX Sports. “To be able to bring these incredible legends of the sport together to talk candidly about their careers and achievements is truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment to witness. Debuting the film timed to Super Bowl LVII makes it particularly special and can’t-miss.”
“We are very excited to partner and distribute this extraordinary documentary with FOX Sports,” said Olivia Steier, an Executive Producer and EVP of Media at HOFV. “After shepherding this project through development and production, we look forward to viewers getting holistic insight into the distinguishing characteristics that separates these incredible athletes from their peers.”
THE PERFECT 10 brings seven of the 10 legendary football greats together for the first time to reminisce, share stories and their life journeys to achieve the rare accomplishment they all have in common, winning the Heisman and entering the Hall. The group has launched a brand and foundation, known as H2H, and the legends who sat down for the once-in-a-lifetime conversation, while the cameras rolled, include Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders, Roger Staubach and FOX Sports’ very own Charles Woodson. Through rare archival footage and a first-person narrative, the film examines the tenacity, motivation and the full impact of their sustained excellence while delving deep into each player’s life and career. While the on-field accomplishments of these athletes speak for themselves, the film also shares their off-field personas and the intimate details of their past that fully define them. THE PERFECT 10 is not necessarily a football story, it is a life story. The accomplishment is so rare that “More Men Have Walked on the Moon”TM.
“In nearly 20 years in this business, I’ve never witnessed anything like the sight of these legends in the same room at the same time — it’s like the greatest clubhouse in football history,” said Steve Trout, Senior Producer and Director, NFL Films.
“We began talking about telling this story of this rare accomplishment over four years ago so we can find a way to create a legacy off the field, greater or equal to than the one we accomplished on the field. At that time there were only nine of us until Charles Woodson was enshrined in 2021, and The Perfect 10 was born,” said Tim Brown.
Added NFL legend and FOX Sports analyst Charles Woodson, “What an honor it is to be mentioned among nine of the other greatest college and NFL football players of all time. When Tim told me I would be just the tenth person to accomplish this magnificent feat, I had no idea. I’m so proud that this NFL films documentary will be told by FOX Sports, the network I call home, during Super Bowl week. Ten men, a bronze trophy, and a gold jacket. Yeah, I like the sound of that. Build your legend.”
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About Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.HOFREco.com.
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.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.
About Elite Team Holdings LLC (H2H)
Elite Team Holdings LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a sponsorship and brand management company established to promote the H2H concept for the benefit of the H2H legends and their families, by telling the story of this group of athletes who both won a Heisman Trophy and were enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Elite will produce original content and pursue sponsorship and branding opportunities around the H2H platform. The founders of Elite have also established The H2H Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to positively impacting communities and charitable causes around the country.
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