You Can Script This: WSL Eyes "Scripted TV Projects"
LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA (Monday, June 13, 2022) - The World Surf League (WSL), the global home of professional surfing, today announced a landmark partnership with Box to Box Films, the award-winning company behind the Formula 1: Drive to Survive documentary series on Netflix. Box to Box Films will have the exclusive, first-look opportunity to produce original unscripted and scripted projects from the five-decade archive of the world's best surfing.
"It's been a phenomenal few years for the Box to Box Films team and we are thrilled at today's announced partnership with the World Surf League," Paul Martin said. "This agreement represents an exciting new phase in our relationship with WSL. At Box to Box, we are passionate about telling stories of the world's best athletes and in the last year we became obsessed with the world of surfing and the depth and breadth of the WSL stories and history. We believe there are some epic stories both historical and current which we are excited to bring to the world."
The agreement builds upon the already successful co-development partnership between WSL and Box to Box Films for the production of Apple TV+'s "Make Or Break", which debuted on April 29, 2022, and has already been picked up for a second season.
"Box to Box Films is undoubtedly the hottest production company in sports and their ability to tell unique stories is unmatched," said WSL CEO Erik Logan. "This partnership is a full-league deal and gives the team there - headed up by Oscar-winning James-Gay Rees and Emmy winner Paul Martin - the unprecedented opportunity to mine the archives of the entire sport. This type of access gives them a real opportunity to delve deep into the league's rich history and use their intimate storytelling approach to take viewers inside the world, lives, and legends of the best surfers on the planet."