New York, NY – October 30, 2019: New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards announced the addition of Brian M. Lockhart, VP and Executive Producer, Original Content ESPN+ to the TV & Film Awards Advisory Board. He joins a world-class panel of prominent industry executives whose experience and expertise provide wise counsel to the TV & Film Awards competition.
“Stories give us a common language and today’s technology gives filmmakers so many opportunities that weren’t possible or even imaginable in the past. As an award-winning content creator, Brian’s expertise in narrative formats is both impressive and extensive,” said Rose Anderson, VP & Executive Director, New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, “With his addition to the Board, we gain the perspective of someone with deep insights into the paths to the future.”
Brian M. Lockhart brings over 20 years industry expertise to the TV & Film Advisory Board. As vice president and executive producer of Original Content for ESPN+, ESPN’s subscription-based streaming service he is responsible for overseeing strategy and development for all ESPN+ original programming initiatives, including new projects as well as existing shows.
Brian had this to say about importance of nonfiction storytelling, “The power of storytelling is what fuels this organization, and it’s a privilege to be a part of the board. I look forward to the continued support of filmmakers and the discovery of new voices."
Prior to his role at ESPN, Brian spent more than a decade at NFL Media as vice president and executive producer of Original Content. Among the highlights of his tenure were digital/broadcast hybrid projects that earned him three of his eight career Emmy Awards: the groundbreaking multiplatform experience JFK: The Untold Story of That Day in Dallas and the digital series The NFL Season: A Biography.
His responsibilities extended beyond storytelling to include production, business development, and strategic leadership across several divisions. Brian developed, produced, and launched the NFL Network Originals series Undrafted and Football Town, and the digital series NFL Life. He was the driving creative force behind the development of the original NFL Network documentary series The Timeline, highlighted by the critically acclaimed installment “America’s Game” and “The Iran Hostage Crisis.”
At the 2019 NYF TV & Film Awards, ESPN earned the Grand Award for their series “30 for 30” in addition to multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze World Medals for their features and documentaries.
The deadline to enter the 2020 Television & Film Awards competition has been extended. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To view the complete list of categories, please visit HERE.
All entries in the 2020 competition will be judged online and screened by NYF’s TV & Film Awards Grand Jury. Nominated Finalists are judged by a panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the TV & Film Awards winners gallery. To view 2019’s award-winning entries, please visit: https://tvfilm.newyorkfestivals.com/Winners/index
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