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A Conversation With Deirdre Fenton, DAZN Director of Original Programming

Deirdre Fenton, DAZN Director of Original Programming
Deirdre Fenton, DAZN Director of Original Programming

Deirdre Fenton, DAZN's Director of Original Programming, joins the podcast this week! Fenton directed the recent documentary One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz, which you can watch on YouTube here. We discussed:

- Working with Sylvester Stallone and his Balboa Productions group on a story where Ruiz embodies the real-life schlubby Rocky. How hands-on is Stallone in the production process?

- Making a documentary for YouTube, which can be viewed on essentially any device from a phone to a TV.

- Running into Jamie Horowitz on the street, and ultimately working for DAZN.

- Working on 30 for 30 for 10 years at ESPN. What are her favorite docs? What was the process like for OJ: Made in America? How challenging/expensive is it to get clips cleared for usage in films?

- What it was like to work with Mike Tyson on the Joshua/Ruiz doc.

Hope you enjoy!

Listen and subscribe on iTunes. Previous guests have included Asaf Peled, Jon Rothstein, Nick Kostos, Logan Paul, Andy Staples, Jenn Decker, Adam Lefkoe, Dan Orlovsky, Adam Amin, Jimmy Traina, Prince & Cecil Fielder, Eric Bischoff, Rob Perez, Conrad Thompson, Bill Pidto, Arash Markazi, BJ Armstrong, Jeff Passan, Pat McAfee, Chris Russo, Nick Friedell & Malika Andrews, Michael Mulvihill, Jeff Goodman, Buster Olney, Kayce Smith, Ryan Ruocco, Patrick Crakes & Bob Seidman, Tim Kurkjian, Matt Vasgersian, Dianna Russini, Albert Breer, Matt Jones, Stugotz, Jorge Sedano, Nancy Faust, Chris & Kyle Long, Lanny Poffo, Greg Norman, Richard Deitsch, and Kevin Negandhi.

And: Tom Haberstroh, Jason Barrett, Steve Levy, Bo Ryan, James Jones, Nate Robinson, Dave Finocchio, David Ortiz, Deandre Hopkins, Lisa Byington, Dave Portnoy, Nick Wright, Darren Rovell, Erika Nardini, Cassidy Hubbarth, Jim Ross, Joel Klatt, Rachel Nichols, Dan Patrick, Brandi Rhodes, Joe Davis, Sean McDonough, Jay Bilas, Bruce Feldman, Aaron Taylor, Josina Anderson, Alexi Lalas, Seth Davis, David Kaplan, Michael McCarthy, Ramona Shelburne, Ira Berkow, Ozzie Smith, Bryan Curtis, Dave Kindred & Michael Kornheiser, Vince Wilfork, Dustin Johnson, Mike Florio, Andy North, Chad Millman, Tracy Wolfson, Ernie Johnson, Grant Hill, Joe Buck, AJ Hawk, Dan Wetzel, Adam Schein, Aaron Nagler, Jeff Van Gundy, Jalen Rose, Kevin Burkhardt, Cari Champion, Scott Van Pelt, Colin Cowherd, Kristine Leahy, Ryan Satin, Big Cat, Woj, Peter King, Urban Meyer, Peter Mehlman, Ahman Green, Michael Wilbon, Kenny Smith, and Dan Le Batard.