About George Roy and Camaro Films
George Roy has been developing, directing and editing documentary films for network clients including HBO, CBS, The History Channel, A&E, ESPN, Fox, and MTV, since 1983.
He is a six-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner. His numerous Industry honors include 13 Cine Golden Eagle Awards.
In 1988 Roy co-founded industry leader Black Canyon Productions. He was the primary creative director for the next 16 years.
Black Canyon's long and storied relationship with HBO began in 1991, with the critically acclaimed When it Was a Game series. This vanguard documentary featured never before seen home movies which were woven into a lyrical look at baseball from the 1930's to the 1960's.
When it was a Game was honored with numerous awards, including the Emmy, the Ace Award, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, and the coveted Peabody Award.
Some of Roy’s other documentaries for HBO include, Long Shots, a historical review of the American Basketball Association, Babe Ruth, Shot Heard Round The World, the story of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic Home Run off Ralph Branca in 1951, :03 From Gold, the story of the controversial 1972 Gold Medal Olympic Basketball game between the United States and the Soviet Union, and The Curse of the Bambino, the 2-time Emmy Award winning saga detailing the tortured history of the Boston Red Sox.
Roy was awarded a third Peabody Award for Fists of Freedom, the Story behind the “Black Power Fist” Gold Medal demonstration by Tommy Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and City Dump, an insightful look at CCNY’s famous double-Championship in 1950, and the subsequent scandal that brought down College Basketball in New York City.
In July of 2004, Roy directed and edited HBO’s Hitler’s Pawn, the emotional story of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann, who in 1936, despite being one of Germany’s best, was denied a spot on the German Olympic team and was at the center of a devious and until now, largely secretive German plan. The film received two Emmy nominations.
Other notable Films include the Emmy Award Winning Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich, and Glory in Black and White, the story of the 1966 NCAA Basketball Champions for CBS. Also, a 2-hour biography for A&E on legendary music promoter Bill Graham.
In the summer of 2005, Roy produced and edited Mantle, a character study of baseball legend Mickey Mantle. It premiered on HBO in July 2005, under his new production entity, Camaro Films. The film received two Emmy nominations and was followed by The UCLA Dynasty, the story of John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins of the late 60's and 70's, which aired on HBO in March 2007.
In November 2007, the Camaro Films production, Michigan Vs. Ohio State: THE RIVALRY, aired on HBO. George was the co-executive producer of Baseball's Golden Age, currently airing on Fox Sports Net. Roy recently completed The Battle for Tobacco Road. The film chronicles the storied basketball rivalry between Duke and Carolina and aired on HBO in March 2009. Roy is currently producing The Broad Street Bullies, his 20th documentary for HBO Sports.