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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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