The film will air as a five-part event, starting with Part 1 on June 11th on ABC, followed by the additional Parts 2-5 of the film on ESPN the week of June 14-18th, marking a new chapter for the 30 for 30 brand. The film will also be opening theatrically on May 20th in New York and LA.
Edelman spoke to over 65 subjects for the film, many of whom are back in the spotlight with the renewed interest in all things OJ Simpson related, from civil rights activists to former friends and teammates of Simpson as well as lawyers, detectives and other notables that were involved with the trial of the century.
Ezra Edelman is an award-winning filmmaker. In 2014, he directed two films, Requiem for the Big East and The Opposition, which aired as part of ESPN's acclaimed 30-for-30 documentary series.
In 2013, Edelman co-produced the documentary Cutie and The Boxer, which was nominated for Academy Award.
He also has produced and directed three films for HBO, including Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, which received a Peabody Award and was nominated for three Emmy's. He produced and directed, Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, which won an Emmy and The Curious Case of Curt Flood.
Before beginning work in documentaries, Edelman spent seven years as a producer on the news magazine show, Real Sports w/Bryant Gumbel, during which time he won four Emmy's.
A native of Washington D.C., Ezra graduated from Yale University and currently lives in Brooklyn.
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