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Jersey Line Films is a film and television production company founded and operated by award-winning filmmaker George Roy.

 

Jersey Line Films

Jersey Line Films develops and produces documentary films and various long-form television.

George Roy is a three-time Peabody Award-winning filmmaker. The Curse of the Bambino, Broad Street Bullies, Hitler’s Pawn, Mantle, Fists of Freedom, and the When It Was a Game trilogy are among his twenty films for HBO Sports. He also has directed and edited numerous films and programs for SHOWTIME, CBS, A&E, FOX, and ESPN. Former founding partner of Black Canyon Productions and Flagstaff Films, he has been honored with five Emmy awards.

Peabody Awards

  • When it Was a Game — HBO

  • Babe Ruth — HBO

  • Fists of Freedom: The Story of the 68 Summer Games — HBO

Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Sports Documentary-The Curse of the Bambino — HBO

  • Best Program Achievement- Fields of Fire: Sport’s in the 60’s — HBO

  • Outstanding Edited Sports Series- SportsCentury — ESPN

  • Film Editing-When It Was A Game ll — HBO

  • Film Editing- Babe Ruth — HBO

CableAce Awards (2)

Television Critics Association Award

WorldFest-Houston-Gold Jury Award

Chicago International Film Festival — Gold Hugo Award

Columbus International Film Festival — The Chris Award

San Francisco International Film Festival — Golden Gate Award

10-time Cine Golden Eagle Award winner

 
The Curse Of The Bambino – HBO
The Curse Of The Bambino – HBO

The 2003, two-time Emmy Award winning saga narrated by Ben Affleck is a largely mythical tale that captures the drama, humor and heartache of being a fan of the Boston Red Sox, who had not won a world series since they sold Babe Ruth to the rival Yankees in 1919.

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When It Was A Game – HBO
When It Was A Game – HBO

The Peabody Award winning documentary featuring never-before-seen color home movies of baseball’s golden age.

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Broad Street Bullies – HBO
Broad Street Bullies – HBO

The story of the notorious Philadelphia Flyers who bullied their way to consecutive Stanley Cups in the mid-1970’s, while winning the hearts of hockey fans in the city of brotherly love.

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Hitler’s Pawn – HBO
Hitler’s Pawn – HBO

The story of Gretel Bergmann, a German high jump champion of Jewish descent, who was used as a pawn by the German government in a plot to secure the 1936 Olympics. Narrated by Natalie Portman.

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Fists of Freedom – HBO
Fists of Freedom – HBO

The Peabody and Emmy Award winning film which tells the emotional story behind the “raised black-gloved fists” on the gold medal stand at the 1968 Olympics.

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Babe Ruth – HBO
Babe Ruth – HBO

The Peabody and Emmy Award winning documentary brings the spirit and legendary exploits of the Bambino to life.

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Mantle – HBO
Mantle – HBO

Aired on the 10th Anniversary of his death, the film explores the fascination that millions of fans have with the Mick, and also reveals the dark side of the iconic Yankee.

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City Dump – HBO
City Dump – HBO

The story of the 1951 CCNY basketball scandal, details the point-shaving scandal that shamed City College and shook the world of college basketball.

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Dean Smith – Showtime
Dean Smith – Showtime

Airing shortly after his death in 2016, the film captures the unique humanity of college basketball’s most treasured coach. Narrated by Sam Waterston.

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Against the Tide – Showtime
Against the Tide – Showtime

Narrated by Tom Selleck, the documentary tells the story of the seminal 1970 matchup between Alabama and USC. The lopsided victory by the fully integrated Trojans helped change the face of college football in the south.

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Perfect In ‘76 – Showtime
Perfect In ‘76 – Showtime

The story of the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, who were coached by the volatile, but brilliant Bob Knight. They were the last undefeated National Championship team in college basketball history. Narrated by John Mellencamp.

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Shot Heard Round the World – HBO
Shot Heard Round the World – HBO

The film details the drama of Bobby Thomson’s miraculous 9th inning home run that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants, and linked him to Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca forever.

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Fields of Fire – HBO
Fields of Fire – HBO

The Peabody Award winning documentary features original work and graphics by the famed artist Peter Max. The film is a penetrating look at sports during the tumultuous 1960’s.

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:03 From Gold – HBO
:03 From Gold – HBO

An even-handed portrayal of the gold medal basketball game at the 1972 Olympics, which featured one of the most controversial and misunderstood endings in sports history.

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The UCLA Dynasty – HBO
The UCLA Dynasty – HBO

The film celebrates the unprecedented success of the UCLA basketball program and the leadership of their wise, homespun coach, John Wooden.

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When It Was A Game III – HBO
When It Was A Game III – HBO

The follow-up to the Emmy Award winning When It Was A Game ll, featuring never-before-seen home movies of baseball in the 1960’s. It completed the vanguard documentary trilogy.

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Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV – HBO
Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV – HBO

The Emmy nominated film is the story of the controversial coach Jerry Tarkanian, who built a basketball dynasty in Las Vegas, but was equally defined by his battles with the NCAA. HIs teams certainly lived up to their nickname, while ushering in a new era of college hoops.

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Michigan vs Ohio State: The Rivalry
Michigan vs Ohio State: The Rivalry

There is no better rivalry in all of sports than Michigan vs Ohio State. The film captures the hatred, history and heritage of this annual college football showdown.

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Battle for Tobacco Road – HBO
Battle for Tobacco Road – HBO

Basketball powerhouses Duke and North Carolina are separated by just 8 miles and are college basketball’s fiercest rivals. This is the saga of their annual “Battle for Tobacco Road”

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Long Shots – ABA
Long Shots – ABA

Featuring never-before-seen home movies and rare color film, this is the humorous and high-flying story of the revolutionary American Basketball Association.

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