(January 9, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – Just in time for the Super Bowl, Warner Home Video (WHV) and NFL Films have teamed to illustrate the African-American athlete like never before. “NFL The Leaders: Breaking Barriers in the NFL” DVD features all the remarkable stories, moments and rich histories of some of the best players to step onto the football field. “NFL The Leaders: Breaking Barriers in the NFL” DVD is the perfect collectible and will be available on January 29, 2008 for $19.98 SRP. “NFL The Leaders: Breaking Barriers in the NFL” takes an in-depth look at the history of African- American players in the National Football League. The DVD covers the beginning with Fritz Pollard in the 1920s, the first African-American player and head coach in the NFL. The DVD culminates with Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XLI in 2007. This is the story of the men who broke racial barriers in professional football and helped spark the evolution of the game from a regional curiosity to a national obsession. In “NFL The Leaders,” the history of the black athlete in the NFL is examined like never before and will be remembered forever. “WHV is proud to showcase the efforts and great success of African-American football players and illustrate what a dramatic and positive effect they have on the NFL,” said Eddie Scannell, Director of Sports Marketing for WHV. “This DVD tells the compelling stories of individuals competing on the field with their opponents and off it with a larger pressure in American history, beginning in the 1920s with Fritz Pollard and through influential players and coaches such as Jim Brown, Doug Williams and Tony Dungy.” The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About NFL FILMS Since 1964, NFL Films has set the standard in sports filmmaking, revolutionizing the way America watches football. The exclusive all-access sound, stunning cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL Films. Winner of 92 Emmy awards, the 42-year-old subsidiary of the National Football League is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports. With the launch of NFL Network in 2003, NFL Films now produces over 1,000 hours of original programming annually. Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, NFL Films serves as one of three main locations for NFL Network along with a Los Angeles studio and NFL headquarters in New York. For more information, log on to www.nflfilms.com.
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