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creative development, film direction  |  EST. 2000

NFL • NBA • WNBA • MLB • NHL • NCAA WBB • CFB • NASCAR •  IndyCar • X Games

Zeh Arndt Creative is populated with serious sports fans and even a former collegiate athlete. So, it's as surprising as the Rice Owls not winning a National Championship that we've written over a thousand scripts, and co-directed multiple shoots for ESPN. 

2019 NBA Western Conference Finals Game One Tease | writing

This makes the third year in a row Brian Arndt has been hired to write the teases for the NBA Conference Finals and Championship Finals Countdown shows. Each year, every script, he tries to blend storylines with our squad's stylized elements, game footage and wicked graphics in a way that doesn't oversell the games, but makes even non-fans go "Okay, that was cool. Let's stick around and see this game."

2019 NFL Draft Night Opening Night Tease | concept • writing

Our founder, Brian Arndt, has been fortunate enough to write every show open for the NFL Draft on ESPN since 2014. The 2017 open was nominated for an Emmy. This year the draft was held in Nashville, so it was filled with country, rock and hip hop. Maybe this one will receive a grammy nomination.

NBA Countdown Tease - Cleveland vs Lakers | concept • writing

The story of LeBron James is a never-ending tale of a man willing to fight for what is right for his family and community. And the latest chapter featured his return to Cleveland for the first time since moving to LA. Oh yeah, and Michael B. Jordan read our script.

Since Winter X Games 2000, the opens, teases, features and shows we've worked on have featured legends, stars and celebrities on camera or on the mic. In 2017, our scripts for the NFL Draft and Fantasy Football Marathon were nominated for Sports Emmys.


2018 ESPN NCAA Tournament Challenge - Open | co-directing • writing

2018 NBA Finals Countdown Tease | writing

2017 NFL Fantasy Football Marathon Open | co-directing • writing | Emmy Nominee

2004 NFL Pro Bowl Tease | co-directing • writing | Emmy Nominee

2017 NFL Draft Tease | writing | Emmy Nominee

2003 NFL Sunday Night Football | writer

2002 NCAA WBB Final Four Tease | writing

2018 NFL Draft Tease | writing

2000 Winter X Games Tease | writing

2003 NBA Branding Tease | writing