VICE MEDIA AND ESPN FILMS ANNOUNCE VICELAND PREMIERE OF "O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA"
Award-winning documentary to air in New Year's Day marathon on VICELAND
(December 20, 2016 - BROOKLYN, NY) - VICE Media, the world's leading youth media brand, and ESPN Films today announced that "O.J.: Made in America," the award-winning documentary directed by Ezra Edelman, will air on VICELAND (with two intermissions) on January 1, 2017, from 4 pm ET to midnight.
The ambitious and highly acclaimed documentary revisits and redefines the story of O.J. Simpson through the perspective of race, domestic violence, celebrity culture, police brutality and the racial history of Los Angeles. Drawing from extraordinary footage and interviews with longtime friends and colleagues of Simpson, the documentary is an engrossing, compelling and unforgettable look at the events that captivated the nation.
"O.J.: Made in America" was recently shortlisted for Academy Award consideration for Best Documentary. The film has won a duPont Award, an AFI Special Award, a Gotham Independent Award (Best Documentary), four awards including Best Documentary Feature at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, and it was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.
ABOUT VICE MEDIA
VICE is the world's preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; a book-publishing division; and a newly launched U.S and Canadian TV network, VICELAND.
VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard awards, and Webby Awards, among others.
ABOUT ESPN FILMS
ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning 30 for 30 series and the documentary "O.J.: Made in America," has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and film festival appearances. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX and the SEC Storied series.