Saturday, May 6th
12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker Billy Corben, who created the famed documentary “Broke,” a deep dive about pro athletes going bankrupt will address #NACBA25 as a keynote speaker with his presentation, ESPN 30 For 30 BROKE. Broke” paints a complex picture of the many forces that drain athletes’ bank accounts, placing some of the blame on the culture at large while still holding these giants accountable for their own hubris. A story of the dark side of success, “Broke,” is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world. Corben is also well know for his other films such as Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 and The U and The U Part 2.
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Billy Corben made his feature documentary directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, making him one of the youngest directors in Sundance history. Following that success, he and his producing partners founded rakontur, a Miami Beach-based content creation company. Their filmography includes the feature documentaries Cocaine Cowboys, Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja, and Dawg Fight and the ESPN’s 30 for 30s The U, The U Part 2, and Broke. Their 2017-18 slate includes the 6-hour documentary miniseries Cocaine Cowboys: Los Muchachos, a sequel to last year’s hit Netflix documentary Dawg Fight, an all new ESPN 30 for 30 and a documentary series about Florida called A Sunny Place For Shady People. A Florida native and lifelong Miamian, Corben was recently awarded the keys to the cities of both Miami and Miami Beach.