Names In The News
Imagine Documentaries has partnered with Heat G DWYANE WADE on a documentary "chronicling his NBA career and his life off the court as he completes his final year in the league." The film will be directed by BOB METELUS, Wade’s longtime cinematographer, whose Metelus Studios has had "behind-the-scenes access" to Wade throughout his career. Imagine Entertainment co-Founders BRIAN GRAZER and RON HOWARD will "serve as executive producers alongside Wade’s production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment." Both Imagine and 59th are repped by CAA (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 2/6).
SCREEN TIME: Screenwriters CHARLIE WATCHEL and DAVID RABINOWITZ will develop "MADNESS," a drama series "about the world of college basketball." The series "follows the corrupt inner workings of a prestigious college basketball program through the eyes of its new assistant coach, and the repercussions the team faces after their head coach makes a bad deal" (VARIETY.com, 2/6)....The new film "WHAT MEN WANT" hits theaters this weekend, as TARAJI P. HENSON plays the "only senior female agent" at the fictional Atlanta-based Olympians for Summit Worldwide Management (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 2/6).
NAMES: The New Mexico Attorney General’s office filed a criminal complaint yesterday morning charging former UNM AD PAUL KREBS "with fraud, money laundering, evidence tampering, criminal solicitation and making or permitting false public voucher, all felonies." The charges are in connection to an "extravagant golfing trip to Scotland -- an excursion paid for, in part," with school funds (ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, 2/7)....The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America named JAMIE BROOKS the recipient of the ’19 President’s Award (BPAA)....Silver Medal-winning freestyle skier TRAVIS MAYER has “plans for a trendy Scandinavian-style spa” in Ellicottville, N.Y. The project will “include five buildings totaling 14,000-square-feet and house a variety of dry and Banya spas, massage rooms, steam rooms and relaxation space" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/7)....Falcons Assistant GM SCOTT PIOLI and his family have “endowed a program to help increase the number of women football coaches and scouts” (AJC.com, 2/6)....Austin-based Brown Distributing is contributing $1.5M to Texas State for “athletic facility expansion and scholarships” (STATESMAN.com, 2/6)....Apple Senior VP/Internet Software & Services EDDY CUE is teaming with MICHAEL KIM for the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, teeing off today at 8:55am PT. Comcast Chair & CEO BRIAN ROBERTS has been paired with RYAN PALMER (BYERS MARKET, 2/7).