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• The NFL said today (Nov. 13) that it would move the Monday night game on Nov. 19  (ESPN) between the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams, originally scheduled for Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

According to the NFL, “The decision is based on the determination — in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts — that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

• CBS said that Tim Tebow would be the host for its in-production reality series, Million Dollar Mile, from LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment, Warner Bros. and  Fly on the Wall Entertainment. Commentators will be Maria Taylor and Matt Smith. The premise: A team wins $1 million if they can survive an obstacle course being built on real city streets.

• ESPN Events is adding a bowl game to its roster beginning in 2020, the Myrtle Beach Bowl. The game will feature teams from three conference partners: Conference USA, Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate up to four times between 2020 and 2025. The Myrtle Beach Bowl will be played in Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina, nationally televised on ESPN networks.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB FINALISTS MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox
• Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Indians
• Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Nolan Arenado, 3B Colorado Rockies
• Javier Baez, 2B/SS Chicago Cubs
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays
• Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets
• Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies
• Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

KEEPING SCORE

NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
• Washington Wizards (Geico)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 2-4
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - 20th Century Fox - $50M
2. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms - Disney - $20M
3. Nobody's Fool - Paramount - $14M
4. A Star Is Born, - Warner Bros. - $11.1M
5. Halloween - Universal - $11M
6. Venom - Sony - $7.8M
7. Smallfoot - Warner Bros. - $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Sony - $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer - Lionsgate - $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give - 20th Century Fox - $3.4M
11. First Man - Universal - $2.3M
12. Night School - Universal - $2M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Apr252018

Like Kobe, LeBron, KD, Curry Has A Production Company, Signs With Sony

By Barry Janoff

April 24, 2018: He has NBA titles, MVPs and three-point awards attached to his career, but will Stephen Curry win and Emmy or Oscar in the future?

Like former NBA star Kobe Bryant and current stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Curry now has his own production company, Unanimous Media, which he founded with partners Jeron Smith (CEO) and Erick Peyton (CCO).

The all-star guard for the Golden State Warriors is trusting his creative process, signing a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Sony called it the “biggest media deal of any athlete to date.”

According to Sony, Unanimous Media will “leverage the diversity and breadth of the studio's content platforms to develop and produce film and television projects with a focus on family, faith and sports themes.”

The deal will extend to opportunities in partnerships, electronics, gaming and virtual reality.

"Steph is a transcendent figure in current culture. His wide-ranging content creation interests overlap well with our varied businesses and we have been equally impressed with his team," Tom Rothman, chairman for Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said in a statement.

Unanimous Media — in 2015-16, Curry won the second of his two consecutive NBA MVPs, and was the first unanimous selection in league history — will have its production headquarters on the Sony Pictures backlot, Culver City, Calif.

According to Curry, "I've been blessed to have this platform and I want to use it to affect the world positively. Partnering with Sony to share inspiring content with a global audience was a foregone conclusion."

Curry comes with his own audience: He has more than 8 million followers on Facebook, 12.5 million on Twitter, some 20 million on Instagram.

Bryan Smiley, vp-production for Columbia Pictures, who oversaw the deal, will now oversee production and development with Unanimous Media for the motion picture group.

Jeffrey Godsick, evp-brand strategy and global partnerships, will oversee partnerships and brand extension opportunities across Sony platforms.

Chris Parnell, co-president for Sony Pictures Television, will oversee TV projects with Unanimous Media in both the scripted and non-scripted space.

"Sony's broader ecosystem perfectly aligns with our mission, vision and position,” Unanimous Media’s Smith said in a statement. “The essence of who Stephen is centers around inspiration and while there's an immense opportunity here, we see this as an anomalous adaption of social entrepreneurship. It's deeper than just business.”

James knows basketball, but he also knows TV and film production via his SpringHill Entertainment company.

Last year, Curry’s teammate Durant formed entertainment company, Thirty Five Media.

Kobe Bryant launched Granity Studios before he retired from the NBA following the 2016 season, and already has won an Oscar for his Dear Basketball and among other projects has a deal with ESPN.

Kobe Now Hangin' With Spielberg, Ron Howard

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