ESPN, NFL Films Join Forces


ESPN will team up with the National Football League on a pair of original

The movies, as part of a multiyear development agreement, will be made in
association with Emmy Award-winningNFL Films.

The first project under the new partnership is the previously announced
The Ice Bowl
. Currently in the development stage, ESPN's third original
movie will trace the actual events as they unfolded Dec. 31, 1967, when the
Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers faced each other for the NFL championship
on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

The movie is scheduled to bow Dec. 13 at 9 p.m.

Orly Adelson ofOrly Adelson Productions (The Truth About
, Love, Honor and Betrayal) will serve as executive producer.
Adelson was executive producer of ESPN's second original film, The Junction