BESLA Mid Year Conference: The New Rules Of The Game Succeeding In The Entertainment And Sports Industries

What: Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Mid Year Conference When: Monday, April 4, 2016; Doors open at 8:15am, Program begins at 9:00am, Program ends at 5:30pm. Where: Fordham University The School of Law Conference Highlights Luncheon Panelists: DeMaurice F. Smith, Executive Director, National Football League Players Association; Michelle Roberts, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association…

Lonnie Cooper Forms Holdings Company

Per a press release, Atlanta business leader Lonnie Cooper has formed Cooper Holdings, Inc., a privately-owned holdings company comprised of five key companies; CSE, a marketing agency focused on sports marketing and sponsorships; CSE Talent, an industry-leading sports and broadcast talent representation agency; CSE Digital, a digital agency providing clients innovative technology solutions; Justice Network, a 24/7 multicast network delivering entertainment programming with a…

Showtime Developing King Liz, A Dramedy About A Female Sports Agent

According to Deadline.com, Showtime is developing a half-hour dramedy called King Liz, which is based on the play of the same name by Latina playwright Fernanda Coppel. Coppel will also write the TV adaptation. King Liz follows the life of Liz, an aggressive female sports agent, and her relationship with her assistant. Liz has spent more than 20 years…

Moves Media Ventures To Enter OTT Network Space As Moves.tv

According to a press release by the company, Moves Media Ventures CEO and Publisher Jay Levy announced on July 29 that Moves magazine is transitioning to Moves.tv as it enters the “over-the-top content” (OTT) network space. Moves was “the premier print publication for and about professional athletes” for the past decade and became well known for its…

How CC Carnie Built A Career In Both The Sports And Entertainment Industries

Those who read our site regularly know how difficult it is to break in to the sports business industry. If you’re a woman, multiply that difficulty by 100. One woman, CC Carnie, has been able to defy those odds and build a career in both sports and music. While attending Plymouth State University, part of…

Esquire Network To Air Show On Sports Agents Titled “The Agent”

Anyone with an interest in the sports agent business has undoubtedly watched Jerry Maguire and, probably, Entourage as well. Outside of Spike TV’s short lived attempt at Super Agent, there has never been a TV series following real sports agents in the USA. The Esquire Network looks to change that after giving the greenlight to…

theScore Debuts Mobile eSports App

On February 4th, mobile sports media company theScore launched a dedicated mobile app for eSports. We have recently looked into the growing popularity of eSports and the money involved in competitive gaming. It is estimated that more than 71 million people now watch eSports around the world, with viewing figures of competitive eSports contests now…

University Of Pikeville Now Offering Athletic Scholarships For ESports

The following is a guest contribution from Roger R. Quiles, an attorney based in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. The University of Pikeville is now the second university in the United States to recognize eSports,…