Winner of 121 Emmy Awards, NFL Films is widely recognized as one of the most honored filmmakers in television. NFL Films’ commitment to creative excellence and technological innovation tests the limits of motion picture and television production.
In 1962, Ed Sabol and his entrepreneurial spirit laid the foundation for NFL Films by acquiring the film rights for that year’s NFL Championship Game. From there, the company blossomed under the artistic vision of his son, Steve Sabol.
NFL Films was not only the first to use ground-level slow motion in sports cinematography, they were also the first to score original music for its sports films. These cinematic scores are undoubtedly one of the most recognized facets of the company. From the their original composer Sam Spence, to the current day David Robidoux and Tom Hedden, NFL Films’ has won countless Emmy Awards for its film scores.
Each year, NFL Films produces more than 600 hours of new NFL programming, continuing the original vision of the Sabols and honored tradition of the National Football League.