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Boardroom is a sports, media and entertainment brand co-founded by Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman and focused on the intersection of sports and entertainment. Boardroom’s flagship media arm features premium video/audio, editorial, daily and weekly newsletters, showcasing how athletes, executives, musicians and creators are moving the business world forward. Boardroom’s ecosystem encompasses B2B events and experiences (such as its renowned NBA and WNBA All-Star events) as well as ticketed conferences such as Game Plan in partnership with CNBC. Our advisory arm serves to consult and connect athletes, brands and executives with our broader network and initiatives.

Recent film and TV projects also under the Boardroom umbrella include the Academy Award-winning Two Distant Strangers (Netflix), the critically acclaimed scripted series SWAGGER (Apple TV+) and Emmy-nominated documentary NYC Point Gods (Showtime).

Boardroom’s sister company, Boardroom Sports Holdings, features investments in emerging sports teams and leagues, including the Major League Pickleball team, the Brooklyn Aces, NWSL champions Gotham FC, and MLS’ Philadelphia Union.

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June 7, 2024

Pharrell Taps Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, More for LEGO Biopic

Pharrell Williams dropped the official trailer for his upcoming LEGO animated biopic Piece by Piece on Thursday, and a slew of stars are included. Releasing in theaters nationwide on Oct. 11, the film will feature Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and N.O.R.E. Pharrell also teased new music in the trailer, which is expected to drop ahead of the fall premiere.


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Zendaya Becomes the Latest Face for On in Multi-year Deal

Zendaya has inked a new multi-year partnership with On, the athletic brand confirmed on Thursday. For their first act together, the entertainer and Swiss-born On launched “Dream Together,” a campaign that focuses on how movement can unite people. In her role, Zendaya will work to “drive meaningful conversations around movement and well-being, reimagine select product collections, and produce future creative campaigns.”

Nvidia Briefly Cracks $3T, Vying with Apple For No. 2 Spot in Market Cap

Nvidia cracked the $3 trillion threshold for the first time this week, which put itself briefly ahead of Apple for the second-highest market cap valuation behind Microsoft. And while Apple reclaimed its spot after Nvidia slid back down to $2.976 billion on Thursday, Nvidia’s rise to $3 trillion has been faster than any other Big Tech giant in recent memory. For reference, the AI chipmaker has tripled its value since hitting $1 trillion in May 2023. Both Nvidia and Apple trail Microsoft, whose value sits at $3.155 trillion as of Thursday.

Don Toliver Teams Up with Fortnite to Launch 'Hardstone' Video Game

Hip-hop artist and gaming fan Don Toliver revealed Thursday that he’s launched a new video game experience called “Hardstone” within the Fortnite universe. The game is played in teams of eight, forming rival biker gangs that compete against one another. Throughout the map, competitors will have to capture different locations that tie in directly with Toliver‘s upcoming new album — Hardstone Psycho. “Hardstone” is free to play and available starting June 10 in Fortnite.

GameStop Stock Rises Over 40% Following Roaring Kitty Livestream Announcement

Following Roaring Kitty‘s Thursday announcement of plans to host his first livestream in four years, shares of GameStop soared to record highs the same day. The electronics retail corporation’s stock rose as high as 47%, closing Thursday at $46.55 per share. GameStop‘s stock, which has already more than doubled this week, reached as high as $47.50 before being stopped shortly for volatility. Born Keith Gill, Roaring Kitty’s YouTube livestream is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on Friday.

Washington Mystics Name Robinhood as New Jersey Patch Sponsor

The Washington Mystics have named financial services company Robinhood as their official jersey patch partner. In addition to the patch that’ll appear on all team home and away jerseys, the partnership promises to spotlight Robinhood’s impact in the DMV with branded content across Mystics social platforms and signage at the team’s home venue, the Entertainment & Sports Arena. The deal was facilitated by KLUTCH Sports Group‘s Global Partnerships division, which joined Robinhood as a strategic partner earlier this year.