Categories
Entertainment Sports Agents Sports Business

Talent Agency CAA Prepares For Layoffs Due To Pandemic

The Los Angeles-based talent agency CAA said it plans to layoff about 90 agents and executives this week and to furlough approximately 275 assistants and other support staff. The cuts will be made across numerous departments and offices in LA, Nashville, New York and London. In a statement made by a CAA spokeswoman the cuts […]

Categories
Entertainment Sports Agents Sports Business

VaynerSports Continues Its Expansion With Gaming Division

The Vaynerchuk duo of AJ and Gary have been in the news of late as their athletic talent agency, VaynerSports, most recently announced an expansion into the world of baseball. Now, VaynerSports has spawned VaynerGaming, the agency’s first foray into the world of esports and gaming personalities. According to the eSports Observer, VaynerGaming will be […]

Categories
Entertainment Sports Agents Sports Business

Internship Opportunity: the Network Advisory

The Network Advisory (TNA) is a Los Angeles and Miami-based talent, brand and venture advisory syndicate focused on accelerating their clients by leveraging an extensive resource-rich network spanning over many decades. TNA is looking for interns that are knowledgeable and seeking more experience in the following areas: Finance & Venture Digital & Graphic Design Talent […]

Categories
Entertainment Sports Agents Sports Business

CAA Reduces Debt To Combat Negative Effects Of Pandemic

As reported by Mike Ozanian of SportsMoney, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has downgraded its debt. During this pandemic crisis the company had its credit rating lowered by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings to 2.000 or “B” rating from “B+”. Before the crisis, CAA was in the process of raising around $393 million with a […]

Categories
Entertainment Entertainment Law Sports Agents Sports Business Sports Law

COVID-19 Finds Endeavor Looking to Raise Capital

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood powerhouse Endeavor is one of the talent agencies struggling to financially meet is obligations to its employees, clients and investors. As recently reported by the New York Post, Endeavor is looking to raise $250 million to offset some of the financial windfall suffered from the agency’s entertainment-business properties, including the […]

Categories
College Basketball Players Contract Negotiation Entertainment NBA Players NBA Teams Sports Agents Sports Business

BYU Star Yoeli Childs Declares For The 2020 NBA Draft

BYU star Yoeli Childs has decided to sign with Keith Kreiter and Sam Cipriano of Edge Sports. Childs hired Kreiter and Edge Sports last year as well after declaring for the NBA Draft as a junior. Childs ended up pulling his name out of the draft to return to BYU, the improper paperwork with the […]

Categories
Contract Negotiation Entertainment NBA Players NBA Teams Sports Agents Sports Business

Oklahoma Sooners Senior Kristian Doolittle Has Signed With Pensack Sports Management For The 2020 NBA Draft

Oklahoma Sooners senior Kristian Doolittle has signed with Pensack Sports Management for his NBA representation, per source. In his time with the Sooners, Doolittle led all D-1 NCAA players in points scored on pick and pop possessions during the 2019-20 season. This is will be advantageous in today’s basketball where spacing is the primary focus […]

Categories
Entertainment Sports Business

Coronavirus Shutdowns Causing Financial Pressure For Endeavor, Live Nation Entertainment and Sinclair Broadcast Group

As reported by Cynthia Littleton of Variety, the Coronavirus shutdowns have negatively impacted business and profits for many prominent sports media firms such as Endeavor, Live Nation Entertainment and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Originally predicted by Moody’s Investors Service, a major credit rating agency, companies that do not offer diversity in their operations would be more […]

Categories
Agent Spotlights Entertainment

CBS News Producer Alison Pepper Joins CAA As An Agent

Powerhouse sports and entertainment firm Creative Artists’ Agency (CAA) has brought on Alison Pepper as an Agent. She will work within the Television – News & Sports Media department. Alison served as senior producer for CBS and was in charge of managing the broadcast operations of popular programs such as 60 Minutes, as well as […]

Categories
Corporate Sponsors Entertainment

Lil Wayne to Headline TIDAL Super Bowl Show

To kick off the Super Bowl 2020 weekend in Miami, Lil Wayne and TIDAL, earlier today, announced a partnership in which the rapper will headline TIDAL’s concert series. The concert, titled “Delano Live Presented by TIDAL”, will take place on January 31, 2020 at the Delano Beach Club on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. The […]