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The WorkShop forms new sports content division

Indie content studio The Workshop is looking to ramp up its sports programming with the creation of a dedicated sports content division. Leading the new unit will be SportsNet anchor Neil ...
August 1, 2017

Indie content studio The Workshop is looking to ramp up its sports programming with the creation of a dedicated sports content division.

Leading the new unit will be SportsNet anchor Neil Hartman, who has joined the company as VP, sports, effective immediately.

In this newly-created position, based out of the company headquarters in Radnor, Penn., Hartman (pictured) will oversee all content development activities of the sports division. He reports to Tom Farrell, executive producer and CEO.

Prior to joining The Workshop, Hartman spent nearly two decades as a primetime anchor for Comcast SportsNet, where he received multiple Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and was honored by The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as Pennsylvania’s Sportscaster of the Year.

Before joining Comcast, he served as sports anchor and reporter in Philadelphia for KYW-TV and WPHL-TV.

In 2008, Hartman helped create and produce two of The WorkShop’s Golf Channel series: The Haney Project and Golf in AmericaThe Haney Project has featured such notable athletes as Michael Phelps and Charles Barkley.

The Workshop is currently in production on True North: The Sean Swarner Story— a one-hour documentary following adventurer and cancer survivor Sean Swarner as he treks to the North Pole. It is also working on a digital docuseries for Amazon that will follow tennis star Novak Djokovic throughout the 2017 season. 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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