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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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May 13, 2024

A’ja Wilson, Nike Confirm Signature Shoe Development 

“What is delayed is not denied.” A’ja Wilson reminded  Vinciane Ngomsi of this several times in a recent interview for our most recent Cover Story, which is hitting Boardroom on Tuesday, May 14. Finally, the two-time WNBA MVP is getting a signature shoe from Nike. The A’One is headed to market in 2025. Wilson confirmed the news with a custom hoodie as she walked into the Aces’ preseason match up on Saturday against Puerto Rico.

Nick DePaula has all the details behind the debut signature shoe, exclusively at Boardroom.

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Apple, OpenAI Approaching a Deal for iPhone Inclusion

ChatGPT is one step closer to coming to iPhones everywhere. OpenAI and Apple are in advanced conversations to bring the technology to the marquee phone product sources familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg. The agreement would be part of Apple’s efforts to integrate AI into its popular products. ChatGPT would be part of the next iOS update if the negotiations are successful.

Basketball Phenom Great Osobor is Washington Bound with Record-setting NIL Package

Coveted transfer player Great Osobor has committed to Washington and has in place one of the highest-value NIL totals EVER. Osobor will head to Seattle with $2 million in NIL deals. The deals were negotiated by George S. Langberg of GSL Sports Group, per Boardroom’s Nick DePaula. The former Utah State Aggie averaged 17.7 points and 9 rebounds per game and was one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal.

Summer Blockbuster Season Heats up with ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

Temperatures are heating up, bringing with them a string of Hollywood blockbusters. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters last week and posted a better-than-expected debut. The film brought in $56.5 million at domestic box offices, and net $129 million globally. The Fall Guy dropped to No. 2.

All Eyes on Live Sports at This Year's Upfronts

Network upfronts begin this week as broadcast, cable, and streaming companies pitch their upcoming fall season schedules to advertisers. That will include Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video presenting in person for the first time after both added commercials this year to their respective platforms. As companies struggle to retain viewers, live sports is expected to be a major selling point as TV’s safest, most consistent bankable entity.

Subscribe to Boardroom’s Inside the Boardroom, as Shlomo Sprung will bring you all the details on this year’s reveals in this week’s edition, hitting inboxes this Friday.