Tribeca Enterprises and ESPN Inc will launch The Tribeca/ESPNSports Film Festival during the 2007 Tribeca Film festival, which is set to runfrom Apr 25-May 5.

In a multi-year arrangement, The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festivalwill be programmed and operated by the Tribeca Film Festival with on-airsupport from ESPN.

Targeted at both the film industry and sports film fans, theFestival will feature a complete programme of screenings, live events, onlineinteractivity, and media extensions. An advisory board comprising leaders insports and film is being set up.

'Filmmakers have long been captivated by the compellingstorytelling inspired by sports,' Tribeca Film Festival co-founder JaneRosenthal said. 'By combining forces with ESPN, the world's leading sportsmedia brand, we will not only serve passionate sports fans but build newaudiences for sports film-makers and their films, on a national andinternational basis, at the festival as well as on a year-round basis.'

'ESPN's collaboration with the Tribeca Film Festivaldemonstrates our continued commitment to serving sports fans by extending thediscussion about sports overall,' ESPN executive vice president of contentJohn Skipper said.

'Independent film has grown exponentially in the last fewyears, and sports-themed films have grown with it. The Tribeca Film Festivalhas captured sports films like no other film festival and has proven to becreative, smart and passionate about nurturing films of all kinds.'

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