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New 30 For 30 Documentary Chronicles Late Broadcaster Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott at the world premiere of “Glory Road”. Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA. 01-05-06 / Depositphotos

*ESPN Films is producing a new 30 For 30 documentary focusing on legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott.

Deadline reports that director Andre Gaines (The One and Only Dick Gregory) is in production on the Scott project. The release date has not been announced.

Scott was one of ESPN’s most cherished anchors in the network’s history for over twenty years. He died at age 49 in 2015 after a cancer battle. 

“Stuart Scott transcended broadcasting, journalism, sports and culture in ways that we’re only beginning to really understand and appreciate now,” Gaines told Deadline.

“He made his mark on so many people, especially young black men, and his legend has only grown since his passing,” Gaines added. The opportunity I’ve had now to examine his life, visit his home, get to know his daughters Taelor and Sydni, and understand how incredibly vast and rich a life Stuart lived, I can only hope that audiences find the same catharsis I’ve already experienced in making this film.”

According to Complex, the documentary will highlight Scott’s journey with ESPN.

“Currently in production, the film tells the story of the broadcaster who shattered preconceived notions of how on-air figures were expected to look, talk, act, and think–and in the process, helped bring hip-hop and Black culture into the sports media mainstream,” Complex wrote. “Scott entered the sports journalism world determined to remain authentic and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. He drew admirers and critics for his unique style with references to hip-hop and other Black cultural touchstones.”

ESPN’s award-winning documentary series is a collection of documentary films focused on sports.

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