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• Universal Casting in Miami has been looking for people to fill three roles for what was called a “major commercial” with Serena Williams: Serena at 7-13 years old, 15-19 and 22-27. “Those auditioning must be proficient tennis players and must look like Serena.”   

• NFL Network’s Good Morning Football is in London for six days starting today (Monday, Oct. 22) leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 28). Good Morning Football will air Monday-Friday (7 AM ET) from Westminster Live Studios. 

• Charles Wang, 74, businessman and former owner of the New York Islanders (2000-16), passed away on Sunday morning. RIP.

• ESPN said it generated its best NBA opening week rating since 2014 on Saturday for LeBron James’ home-opener with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers vs. Rockets game telecast, won by Houston, 124-115, drew a 2.5 metered market rating, also making it the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors 73rd win game in April of 2016.

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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)
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• 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)

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 12-14
1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

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Sep052018

Sounds Of Music: NBA, Beats By Dre Sign Global Marketing, Merchandise Alliance

By Barry Janoff

September 5, 2018: Already the headphones of choice by many players in the NBA, Beats by Dre has made it official, signing a multi-year global marketing and merchandising partnership naming the company the official headphone, wireless speaker and audio partner of the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and USA Basketball.

Financial terms of the alliance, which begins in October, were not disclosed.

Beats by Dre replaces Harman JBL in the category, an alliance that dates back to 2014.

An intro spot, “NBA and Beats,” puts many of the brand’s endorsers front-and-center, including LeBron James, Draymond Green, James Harden, Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Beats by Dre was founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) and Jimmy Iovine and acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014 in a deal valued at $3 billion.

“Beats revolutionized the music industry and has become one of the most innovative and culturally-influential brands in the world,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.

“Through our partnership, we have an exciting opportunity to merge sports, pop culture and technology to deliver unparalleled experiences and premium products to our fans.”

In addition to multi-media marketing support, Beats said it would “collaborate with and establish separate deals with NBA teams and launch a line of its audio products for fans around the world including NBA team-branded headphones.”

Beats said it would provide product to players and activate during such marquee events as NBA All-Star, NBA Draft presented by State Farm, international NBA games in China and Europe, WNBA All-Star, WNBA Draft presented by State Farm and USA Basketball men’s and women’s national team exhibition tours. 

According to Luke Wood, president of Beats by Dre, “This partnership with the NBA is the perfect alignment for Beats. It feels like coming home.

“The NBA and its players have long been significant drivers of global culture. Basketball, music and style speak as one voice: Julius Erving became a style icon, Allen Iverson cemented hip hop’s place on and off the court and LeBron James is breaking new music every day . . . the list goes on and on," said Wood.

The intro spot shows players on off the court wearing Beats headphones and using other Beats products. Text offers: “The game will never sound the same.”

“I always want to be the best and work with the best,” Harden said in a statement.

“That’s why I joined the Beats fam — they have the best headphones and they made them a style icon when no one else thought of electronics that way . . .

“I can’t imagine listening to anything without them. Beats loves basketball and always works to tell the stories of their favorite players.  I’m excited to see what they do," said Harden.
 
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