EXCLUSIVE: Ezra Edelman, the filmmaker behind the upcoming five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America has just signed with CAA. The documentary, which examines the history of race relations in Los Angeles and America during the past several decades through the lens of O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, screened at this year’s Sundance, Tribeca, and HotDocs festivals and will hit theaters on May 20. It will also air on ABC and ESPN, starting on June 11.
Edelman has produced and directed three documentaries for HBO: The Curious Case of Curt Flood (2011); Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2009), which received a Peabody Award and was nominated for three Sports Emmys; and Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007), which won two Sports Emmys.
In addition, he was one of the many producers (he was credited as co-producer) on the Oscar-nominated documentary Cutie and the Boxer. Before beginning work in documentaries, Edelman spent seven years as a producer on the long-running HBO newsmagazine Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He was not previously represented.