Docs

ESPN Films nabs lacrosse doc “Fate of a Sport” exec produced by LeBron James

ESPN has acquired the worldwide rights to the lacrosse documentary The Fate of a Sport, Realscreen has confirmed. The news came out of the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film ...
June 20, 2022

ESPN has acquired the worldwide rights to the lacrosse documentary The Fate of a Sport, Realscreen has confirmed. The news came out of the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere last week.

The doc follows Paul Rabil, a dominant and controversial professional lacrosse player who, along with his brother Mike, sought to launch the new Premier Lacrosse League during the COVID-19 pandemic. The doc follows the Rabil brothers as they seek to raise funds, poach players, take on legal fights and navigate the pandemic to launch the new league, which Paul will also play in.

Featured in the film are interviews with the likes of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, actor Jeffrey Wright (The Batman) and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group CEO Tom Rothman, all of whom played lacrosse in school.

The Fate of a Sport is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, along with Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron,¬†and Paul and Mike Rabil. It’s directed by Michael Doneger, who produced the film along with Matt Tolmach. Camille Maratchi serves as co-executive producer.

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.

Menu

Search