May 16, 2022

Rita Ora song ‘Finish Line,’ written by Diane Warren, celebrates 50 years of Title IX, serves as anthem for Fifty/50 docuseries

LOS ANGELES — Disney Media & Leisure Distribution Networks and Hollywood Information introduced the discharge of the brand new song “Finish Line” Friday, carried out by international celebrity Rita Ora and written by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren.

“Finish Line” will serve as the soundtrack for ESPN’s upcoming four-part Title IX docuseries, “37 Words.”

A real ardour mission throughout the corporate, ABC Owned Tv Stations’ race and tradition workforce performed a pivotal function in securing the song and was half of a majority-women-led workforce accountable for the artistic imaginative and prescient of the “Finish Line” music video.

“When [Warren] brought this song to me, I was so moved by the lyrics and the passion they evoked and knew instantly that I had to be involved with the project. The fight for women’s equality is a global issue,” Ora mentioned in an announcement. “Every day, women around the world are fighting to be seen, heard and respected. We must continue to work to empower one another as we strive to make equality a reality for women in every part of the world.”

“This powerful initiative inspired me to write ‘Finish Line’ as an uplifting anthem that reminds us to never give up the fight. It may be 50 years since the law was passed, but we are still pushing for the fundamental human right of equality,” Warren added.

An unique clip of the music video premieres Sunday throughout ABC’s “American Idol.” Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest will interview each Ora and Warren stay.

“Finish Line” is a girls empowerment anthem that may assist “37 Words,” a four-part ESPN docuseries from documentary filmmakers Daybreak Porter and Nicole Newnham, as half of The Walt Disney Firm’s Fifty/50 initiative led by ESPN. The Fifty/50 initiative commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of Title IX, the federal civil rights legislation that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any instructional establishment receiving federal funding and gave girls the equal alternative to play.

A women-led government and inventive workforce got here collectively to make sure that numerous girls spearheaded all parts of the “Finish Line” manufacturing. The collaboration is an intentional nod of empowerment and respect to Title IX girls who broke boundaries and paved the way in which for many. The mission was led by by Adrianne Anderson, vp of Content material Improvement & Advertising and marketing at KABC-TV , and Nzinga Blake, race and tradition government producer at ABC Owned Tv Stations.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX across The Walt Disney Company, it is a true gift to have two such prolific, powerhouse artists as Rita Ora and Diane Warren contribute their talent and passion to a song that celebrates and encourages girls and women around the country,” mentioned Debra OConnell, president of Networks for Disney Media & Leisure Distribution. “‘Finish Line’ is a fantastic and empowering anthem, brought to life by an extraordinary and inspiring group of women. I’m incredibly proud of this collaboration and thrilled to showcase it on our Networks as part of the Fifty/50 initiative.”

Collectively, the ABC workforce determined to make use of the facility of the Disney model, tapping into inside assets and expertise to launch this mission. In an unprecedented transfer, the station group made the choice to supply and direct the music video in-house and work with Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Information to supply the song, collaborating intently with ESPN.

“Finish Line” was launched Friday on all music streaming providers. Followers can watch an unique music video clip when “American Idol” airs stay, coast to coast, Sunday, Might 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand on Hulu the next day. Viewers may even hear the song in ESPN’s docuseries “37 Words” when it premieres June 21 (Components 1 and a couple of) and June 28 (Components 3 and 4) at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

The Walt Disney Co. is the mother or father firm of ESPN, Hollywood Information and this station.