Village Roadshow has signed NBA star Kevin Garnett to a first-look partnership
Kevin Garnett of the NBA has inked a first-look deal with Village Roadshow that will encompass television, cinema, and internet production. Garnett is the co-founder of Content Cartel Studios with Brian Bennett and Mike Marangu. The company’s first project is a feature documentary about NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, who won two championships and became the first player to score 100 points in a single game in 1962. Gotham Chopra of Religion of Sports will direct the film, which will be produced by Content Cartel, Heeltap Entertainment, and Happy Madison.
“After focusing on my profession for 21 years, I decided to start my new career in production with the same passion, drive, and dedication I had when I played,” Garnett said. “I quickly learned to be successful in this game. The same rules apply, it’s all about your team! That’s why it’s an honor and privilege to be working with Steve Mosko and VREG, we are the new super team.”
Village Roadshow CEO Mosko added that his shop has “been working with Kevin and team for some time and it has been clear from the outset that his passion and commitment to creating a thriving production company that entertains, impacts, and informs with its content. This partnership will be integrated into VREG’s overall content strategy and further expands VREG’s endeavors in sports stories alongside our other areas of focus and genres in narrative film, scripted and non-scripted content for streaming, and linear distribution platforms.”
Garnett last featured in the 2019 awards show “Uncut Gems” as himself.