Sportico Transactions: Moves and Mergers Roundup for November 25

Welcome to Sportico’s Transactions wire, a weekly rundown of personnel, partnerships and purchases across the sports business industry. Personnel Legends Names Antonio de la Rosa as head of Attractions, Iberia Legends appoints Antonio de la Rosa as Head of Attractions, Iberia. In this new role, de la Rosa will lead Legends’ Attractions business in Spain and Portugal and drive an expansion strategy across multiple verticals, including sports, museums, arenas, convention centers and more. De la Rosa has held senior positions at L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, Viacom, Microsoft, and international entertainment operator Parques Reunidos. Sports/Tech VC Firm KB Partners Closes on $127 Million Fund II KB Partners has announced a Fund...
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Guy Ritchie leads stars accused of art laundering ahead of Saudi Arabian film festival

Some of the biggest names in British cinema are accused of being involved in “art laundering” after agreeing to take part in a film festival in Saudi Arabia next week. The regime has reportedly carried out 12 beheadings in recent weeks, and it is widely accepted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by government agents at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

WME Signs Instagram NFT Sensation Valfre’

Despite the slow growth pace of the Web3 space for most of 2022, the American talent agency WME has added another contemporary artist, Ilse Valfre, to its list of growing NFT creators. “Valfre” has a massive 897,000 followers on Instagram and was also recently selected as one of the creators...

‘Art & Krimes By Krimes’ Filmmaker Alysa Nahmias Signs With WME

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed award-winning filmmaker Alysa Nahmias and her production company AJNA Films for representation. Nahmias most recently directed the awards-contending feature documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes about Philadelphia artist Jesse Krimes, who found a way to create stunning artworks while behind bars, smuggling his large-scale artwork out of prison as a way to survive in the act of creativity. The film acquired last year by MTV Documentary Films has won numerous festival prizes. After a limited theatrical run, Art & Krimes by Krimes will launch November 29th on Paramount+. Nahmias also recently produced Amazon Studios’ celebrated documentary Wildcat from...

Artist Valfré signs with WME talent agency for Instagram’s NFT campaign

NFTs are nothing new to Valfré, who grew up in the border community of Playas De Tijuana, which is close to the Mexican-American border and is located beneath San Diego. In April, she released Valfrélandia, a 600-piece collection of hand-drawn character types. Additionally, Valfré runs a sizable business...

Addison Rae

Addison Rae Easterling was born October 6, 2000 and is an American social media personality and actress. Easterling was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, to parents Monty Lopez and Sheri Easterling. Rae has two younger brothers, Enzo Lopez and Lucas Lopez, and an older half-sister, Macye Neumeyer, who has 2 daughters of her own.

Copa del Rave Will Feature Your Favorite DJs Playing Soccer For a Good Cause

As the World Cup kicks off with great fanfare and controversy this week in Qatar, another soccer tournament is getting set to launch closer to home. Thursday (Dec. 1) will mark the third Copa del Rave, a soccer (ahem, football) tournament in Los Angeles where teams made up of employees from various electronic industry entities will compete for a good cause. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, Copa del Rave this year returns with teams from WME, Red Light Management, Symphonic Distribution, CREATE Music Group, Your Army, Flaunt Magazine, INF+MOUS (INFAMOUS/2+2 Mgmt) and Kappa. The winning team will not only...

☀️Iger's Day 1: Kill DMED, Chapek's big org change as more key details emerge

Mornin! This is Sean McNulty (connect with me on LinkedIn here if ya like), and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY November 22, 2022. Where day 2 of our 2020’s equivalent of the 2010’s “Tonight Show” NBC debacle (is #TeamChapek trending yet?) continues with more developments & revelations last night.