New York Festivals® Television & Film Awards  will honor Connor Schell, executive vice president, content for ESPN with the 9th annual New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders whose accomplishment 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. 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.” – Rose Anderson, VP & Executive Director, New York Festivals Television & Film Awards

ESPN Films’ prestigious 30 for 30 documentary brand marks its 10th anniversary this year. Schell is the executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy, Oscar, and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series and the Emmy-winning 30 for 30 Shorts digital series. The ESPN Films group continues to report to him and win awards. 30 for 30 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 of the company’s first Academy Award-winning film “O.J.: Made in America.” As a producer of the film, Schell was also a recipient of a DuPont Award for Journalism and his third Peabody Award.

Connor Schell is executive vice president, content, for ESPN and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of ESPN’s content creation across television, digital and print platforms. He oversees management of all of ESPN’s event production domestically and internationally including the production of the NBA Finals, the College Football National Championship, Monday Night FootballSunday 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, the ESPN App, ESPN the Magazine, The Undefeated and all off-platform ESPN branded content (i.e. SC on Snap). Additionally, Schell is responsible for ESPN Films, ESPN Audio, the company’s Talent Office, and serves as one of the executive producers of 30 for 30.

The TV & Film Awards gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday April 9th, 2019. NYF and their official partner, NAB Show will present the competition to more than 100,000 attendees from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibiting companies. For tickets to the 2019 TV and Film Awards Gala, visit: HERE.

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