CANTON, OHIO & DALLAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) and Elite Holdings, LLC (“Elite” ), announced today the development of The Nine, a new, one-of-a-kind documentary produced in partnership with NFL Films. The nine will introduce the people who have both won a Heisman trophy and are anchored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“H2H athletes”).
The H2H athletes to be featured in the documentary include Brown as well as players like Marcus Allen, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders, Roger Staubach and Doak Walker. These athletes represent one of the most exclusive clubs in all professional sports. Lee Shaw, a close friend of Brown and a partner at Elite Holdings, realized, “More men have walked the moon than won a Heisman and been anchored in the hall.”
Brown, who played on the University of Notre Dame football team before becoming one of the greatest receivers in Oakland Raiders and NFL history, will co-executive produce The Nine. Production is scheduled to start in spring. The documentary is expected to be released in spring or summer 2022.
“During my Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend, Lee told me I was only the ninth person to ever win a Heisman and be inducted into the hall, and I couldn’t believe it,” Brown said. “Talking to the likes of Marcus Allen, Barry Sanders, and others, we felt that if we could find a way to tell this story about our legacy in the field, we could find meaningful ways to leave a legacy off the field. ”
Michael Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer of HOFV, stated, “We are very excited to be part of this unique project that is in line with our mission to honor the past and inspire the future. This project is one of several that are currently being developed by our emerging media department. It reflects our commitment to reaching audiences through powerful storytelling, unique perspectives, and transformative partnerships. This documentary will be an example of the underlying traits and dedication of this select group of exceptional athletes who have both achieved and sustained greatness. ”
Elite has retained Aquarius Sports and Entertainment, based in Washington, DC, as the exclusive agency to represent Elite in all trade negotiations relating to the H2H platform.
About the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company that works with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to harness the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players. The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, owns the Hall of Fame Village, operated by Johnson Controls, a versatile sports, entertainment, and media destination around the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. You can find more information about the company at www.HOFREco.com.
About Elite Team Holdings LLC
Elite Team Holdings LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a sponsorship and brand management company founded to promote the H2H concept in favor of the H2H legends and their families by telling the story of this group of athletes, both of them have won a Heisman trophy and were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Elite will produce original content and pursue sponsorship and branding opportunities around the H2H platform. Elite’s founders also created the H2H Foundation, a nonprofit foundation committed to making positive impacts on communities and charities across the country.
About NFL Films
Since 1965, NFL Films has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. Exclusive all-access sound, breathtaking cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL Films. The 46-year-old production division of the National Football League has received 123 Emmy® awards and is considered the most respected filmmaker in the sport.
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