Three of the Sports Entertainment Industry's Most Talented Come Together, Creating a Special One-Night Event to Highlight the Athleticism of Cheerleading Teams Across US

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Nfinity Announces Veteran Production and Creative Team Behind the Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event

They come together to create the film which will feature the Nfinity Champions League event and also document the athleticism behind cheerleading as a sport.

As cheerleading teams across the country prepare to compete in the Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event, a production team of the best in sports entertainment is hard at work capturing the story behind this groundbreaking event that will show in cinemas across the U.S. on April 10th.

This production team, led by Mark Ellis, Steve Andrich and Jim Jorden, boasts over 75 years of award winning experience in bringing sports stories to life in documentaries and feature films. They come together to create the film which will feature the Nfinity Champions League event and also document the athleticism behind cheerleading as a sport and the fast paced hard work, determination and dedication the teams put into preparing for the event.

Mark Ellis, Director
For 20 years, Mark Ellis has been a leader in scripted sports action for Hollywood productions. He has directed Oscar winning actors and Hall of Fame athletes in over 40 movies grossing more than one billion dollars at the box office. Mark has also collaborated on multiple TV projects and commercial development. He has been a critical component in films honored with nine ESPY nominations for ”Best Sports Movie of the Year” including three award wining films for The Rookie, Miracle and Semi-Pro.

Jim Jorden, Producer
Jim Jorden has over 20 years of experience in producing and directing sports television shows, feature films and commercials. Jim started as a producer for NFL Films in 1989 and eventually worked his way up to vice president, launching “Hard Knocks” series on HBO and coordinating programming for NFL Network. He went on to NASCAR and channeled the energy of racing into branded content to produce captivating live and non-scripted programming from the largest production facility in the Southeastern United States, ranging from Emmy Award-winning television shows, commercials and feature length films to short-form video used on the Web and mobile applications.

Steve Andrich, Director of Photography
For almost ten years, Steve Andrich served as vice president of cinematography for NFL FILMS, expanding the studio’s legacy as legendary cinema verite documentarians, while bringing the studio’s 70 cinematographers into a new era of filmmaking. Regarded as one of the world’s best sports and extreme-action cinematographers, Director/Cameraman Steve Andrich has been sought after by the entertainment industry’s leading filmmakers and producers to capture some of the most famous athletes, actors and recording artists from Tom Cruise to Sheryl Crowe to Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and has been honored with numerous awards, including six National Emmys, a Cannes Silver Lion and most recently, top honors at ADDY.

The Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event will be presented in more than 650 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

About Nfinity Athletic
Nfinity Athletic, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leader in providing innovative shoes, apparel and accessories for the female athlete. Nfinity has built a reputation as “The Official Shoe of Cheerleading” and is known for its use of technology and inventive approach to its products. Nfinity introduced the world's first high-performance cheerleading shoe for women and was ranked 9th on Inc. magazine’s list of “Top 100 Consumer Product Companies.” Nfinity also was named “Business Innovation of the Year" by the American Business Awards and received a Silver Stevie for “Business Innovation of the Year.” Visit for more information.

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