ESPN’s Connor Schell To be Honored at NAB 2019 During NY Festivals TV & Film Awards
He will receive the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award for accomplishments that have advanced the field
ESPN EVP, Content, Connor Schell will be honored with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, to be presented on April 9 during NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishments have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry.
“For the past decade, the documentaries of 30 for 30 have earned multiple Grand Trophies and Gold World Medals from the New York Festivals Grand Jury and have won acclaim for their passionate storytelling, compelling journalism, and innovative techniques, all under Connor’s guidance,” says Rose Anderson, VP/executive director, New York Festivals Television & Film Awards. “His commitment to excellence encompasses long-form and short-form, and we are proud to honor him with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award.”
ESPN Films’ prestigious 30 for 30 documentary brand marks its 10th anniversary this year. Schell is executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy-, Oscar-, and Peabody Award-winning documentary series and its Emmy-winning 30 for 30 Shorts digital series. The ESPN Films group continues to report to him and win awards. 30 for 30 has received Sports Emmys, Producers Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, IDA Awards, Webby Awards, and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards. Schell also served as a producer and executive producer for the company’s first Academy Award-winning film, O.J.: Made in America. As a producer of the film, he was also a recipient of a DuPont Award for Journalism and his third Peabody Award.
As EVP, content, Schell is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ESPN’s content creation across television, digital, and print platforms. He oversees management of all ESPN event production domestically and internationally, including the production of the NBA Finals, the College Football National Championship, Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Baseball, Wimbledon, and the US Open. He also manages all of ESPN’s studio programming, including SportsCenter, and ESPN’s News & Information division. Schell oversees digital- and print-content creation covering ESPN.com, the ESPN App, ESPN the Magazine, The Undefeated, and all off-platform ESPN-branded content (for example, SC on Snap). Additionally, he is responsible for ESPN Films, ESPN Audio, and the company’s Talent Office.
The TV & Film Awards Gala will take place Tuesday, April 9 during NAB 2019 in Las Vegas It’s sponsored by NYF and official partner NAB Show. For tickets to the 2019 TV and Film Awards Gala, visit HERE.