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Official Brands Sues Roc Nation Sports

Official Brands Inc., former marketing company for Dez Bryant, has filed a civil suit against Roc Nation Sports. Darren Heitner, attorney for Official Brands, confirmed the suit was filed on Tuesday in Dallas County. The suit states that Roc Nation Sports committed “tortious interference” which claims the defendant wrongfully interfered with the plaintiff’s contractual and […]

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2015 Sport Business Hot Topics & Emerging Trends (Agents’ Perspective)’s very own Mark Burns recently wrote an article for Forbes asking 85+ sport business professionals 2 questions: 1) What are the trends and hot-button topics to follow in the sports business industry in 2015? 2) How will the different niches within sport — digital, technology, agency, traditional media, sponsorship, athletics and others — change […]

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Six Questions With Celebrity/Athlete Booking Agent Ryan Totka

The following “Six Questions” short interview with Celebrity/Athlete booking agent Ryan Totka was conducted by Belmont University Law School student and aspiring sports/entertainment agent Mark J. Burns. 1. When did you first realize you wanted to work in the celebrity booking/athlete endorsement space? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to pursue some […]

High School Interview With The Agent

Interview With The Agent: Ryan Totka

This Interview with the Agent’s subject is not the typical contract agent who negotiates contracts with teams on behalf of his athlete clients.  Instead, Ryan Totka of works with many of those contract agents to provide opportunities off the field/court/ice while the athlete is a professional and well into the athlete’s retirement.  Ryan has supported this […]