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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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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.

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