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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 […]

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Will Erin Andrews stay with ESPN?

If Dancing with the Stars, a crazy guy with a peephole, and ESPN share something in common – it’s Erin Andrews (EA). The longstanding relationship between her and the leader in sports, ESPN, may be coming to a close – this July, according to multiple sources. Currently, her camp, agent Babette Perry of IMG, is in negotiations […]


What Does the Future Hold for the NCAA Tourney?

This year marks the potential end of the long-term contract between the NCAA and CBS Broadcasting – July 31 will be decision day. The NCAA can opt out of the remainder of their contract, leaving new bidders coming with one thing in common – maximizing the bottom-line. It has been reported by numerous sources that […]

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Sports & Entertainment?

The line between sports and entertainment continues to blur.  More agencies are starting to realize that it makes sense to try to build both practices at the same time, as they will risk losing their biggest sports clients if they do not develop valuable relationships in the entertainment space.  You don’t want to spend money […]

MMA Ultimate Fighting

With Kimbo Slice, Down Goes EliteXC

I once made an analogy: EliteXC is to the UFC as Showtime is to HBO.  That analogy is no longer the case.  While many view Showtime as a slightly inferior competitor of HBO, EliteXC is no longer even a blip on the radar for UFC.  Back when IMG brokered the deal between EliteXC and CBS, […]

Ultimate Fighting

All Eyes Are On Mixed Martial Arts

If a sport is officially labeled as legit once it signs a deal with one of the four main broadcast channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, and I’ll be nice and include FOX), then Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is now legitimate. Elite XC, a company that promotes MMA, has survived based on its live events and programming […]