History of American Football

American football (referred to as football in the United States and Canada, also understood as gridiron elsewhere) is a game played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with control of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the team without control of the ball, the defense, aims to stop their advance and take control of the ball for themselves. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team’s end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts for a field goal. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, or else they turn over the football to the opposing team; if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Martin Folse
Martin Folse

American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sport of rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, under rules resembling a mix of rugby and soccer. A set of rule changes drawn up from 1880 forward by Walter Camp, the “Father of American Football,” established the snap, eleven-player teams, and the concept of downs; later rule changes legalized the forward pass, created the neutral zone, and specified the size and shape of the football.

Martin Folse is a man who loves his country, and finds no better embodiment of it than a good game of American Football.


About Producers

Whereas historically in television, the primary role of the producer was to direct all aspects of video production, in film and often in television today, this role is filled by the Line Producer. Either employed by a production company or independent, producers project and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. The Executive Producer oversees the filmmaking with regard to film financing. During the “discovery stage” the producer has to find and acknowledge promising material. Then, unless the film is supposed to be based on an original script, the producer has to find an appropriate screenwriter. Film producers fill a variety of roles rely upon the style of producer. The line producer may manage a film’s budget and maintain a schedule. The average Hollywood film made in 2013 had just over 10 producer credits (3.2 producers, 4.4 executive producers, 1.2 co-producers, 0.8 associate producers and 0.5 other types of producer).

Whether the person credited as “producer” or a person credited as “executive producer” has more input on a production is not always clear, and is subject to change as the film is substantiated. They liaise with the line producer and report to production companies and distributors. Since filmmaking is a dynamic process, responsibilities can grow or shift in the process and credits for producers can get adjusted retroactively. For example somebody hired as a “line producer” might later be credited as an “executive producer”.

Martin Folse is a professional producer with much experience who has continued to excel in and make an impact in the highly competitive entertainment industry.