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Theatrical Windows Opening Opportunities

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Change is a constant in life and business.  Adaptation is the key to success in business.  The entertainment, media, and sports industries and businesses are no different.  With the stunning decision last week that Universal, one of the major movie studios in Hollywood, brokered a deal with one of the biggest movie theater chains,...

TikTok or Tick Tock?

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TikTok is on the clock, tick tock . . . The social media video platform sensation TikTok is loved by many as a way to share memories, coordinated dance moves, and laughs.  It is used by entertainment, media, and sports talent and companies alike to reach audiences with their messages and brands.  Like many...

Writers Guild and Agency UTA make a deal

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With production down 97.8% when comparing this season to last, finding some good news and seeing dealmaking occur is a welcome sight.  Writers are the forefront and foundation of good content.  When consumers enjoy good content it almost certainly started with a book, treatment, or script.  Production and then distribution will then follow foundational written content.  Unfortunately,...

Faith over fear

Alabama's highly-touted, 5' 11" incoming, freshman, quarterback Bryce Young might not be big in stature, but he's big in faith. His favorite scripture is Psalms. 23:4, "Though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil for You are with me." "Whether that valley...

Rashaan Gaulden’s road to the NFL

Rashaan Gaulden of the New York Giants seeks to make an impact after being waived by the Carolina Panthers and signing with Big Blue. The defensive back played in 15 games for Carolina in 2018, totaling 143 defensive snaps. He then appeared in 9 games for the Panthers in 2019. Originally the Carolina Panthers selected Gaulden in...

What Patrick Mahomes’ contract means to the NFL

Patrick Mahomes not only reset the QB market but he shattered it. Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension that could end up being worth $503 million. Including the 2 years that were on his rookie deal, Mahomes could be the Kansas City Chiefs still 2032. While Mahomes has set the market for himself,...

A Season Full of Wild Cards

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As Major League Soccer (MLS), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) all make their season and playoff comebacks, there is bound to be some surprises.  Surprises in performance, expectations, along with heartbreak and excitement.  Surprises are where an athlete and sports team can make history.  Here are four things...

The Business of Force Majeure

Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
During difficult times, people and businesses often look for ways to cut costs and save money.  Others look for ways, sometimes simultaneously, to fill in space with dollars.  The lessons of the past teach that business relationships should be cherished and long-term.  However, during a pandemic, there seems to be a tendency to move to short-term expediency. 

Best returning linebackers in the ACC

Although the ACC had a down year last year, it’s placed itself as a football factor since conference realignment. Teams such as Clemson and Louisville became offensive powers over the years. But, the flip side is, the ACC is one of the best defensive conferences of the 2010s. Now in...

Sports Business Finding Ways to Advertise

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Where fans will be absent or at least diminished from stadiums, ballparks, grandstands, and arenas, sports franchises have looked for new ways to increase revenue.  Opportunities are actually expanding during a time of contraction. As sports teams and athletes navigate the start, return, and hopeful continuance of their seasons, there will be a drive...