According to the Connor Sheel Company, “will still serve as CEO of the unnamed studio,” creating high-quality, culturally relevant, non-fictional fiction both inside and outside the sports world.
Connor Schell, ESPN’s former executive VPN, is starting a new unreleased content studio supported by Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment.
Schell will still serve as the CEO of the still-anonymous studio that, according to the company, “will produce high quality, culturally relevant, non-fictional fiction both inside and outside the game world.”
Chernin is the sole investor at Entertainment Studios, with Chernin and his partner Jessie Jacobs executing the deal. The chairman of Chernin Entertainment will oversee the collaboration between Geno Topping Scale’s studio and the rest of Chernin Entertainment’s portfolio.
A longtime ESPN veteran, began his career at the Sports Keter franchise’s venerable cable sports channel Overs, according to ESPY, and most recently served as Oversaw and produced some of ESPN’s award-winning documentaries Done, including OJ: Made in America, and the final dance of the last year
He left ESPN last November, with the Disney company cutting 500 positions from sports company Bemeth. At the time he stated that he would continue working on ESPN’s as well as ESPN’s for the 30 doc franchise.
“Connor is one of the most prolific and talented producers of non-fiction storytelling and brings us a track record and instinct to create culturally resonant and commercially viable content at a time when demand is high,” Statement.”The opportunities to make a difference with important stories and reach audiences are endless.”