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RAY ROMANO TO PLAY COLLEGE HOOPS COACH JIM VALVANO

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2022 – The Emmy-Award-winning actor and comedian, Ray Romano, will star and produce alongside game1 in the upcoming film about the legendary coach and broadcaster, Jim Valvano.
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SPORTS CONTENT STUDIO GAME1 APPOINTS KYLE CONVISSAR, BEVERLY NUAKO & WILL FLYNN AS VP’S OF DEVELOPMENT

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2022 – game1 solidifies its position in the sports content landscape by adding Kyle Convissar from Select Films, Beverly Nuako from Sony Pictures, and Will Flynn from Thunder Road Films, as Vice Presidents of Development for both Scripted and Unscripted projects.
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ERIC SHERMAN JOINS THUNDER ROAD FILMS & GAME1 AS CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER & GENERAL COUNSEL

LOS ANGELES, February 1, 2022 – Eric Sherman joins game1 and co-founder Basil Iwanyk’s company, Thunder Road Films, as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.
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THE TEN BEST SPORTS MOVIES RELEASED IN 2021, ACCORDING TO IMDB

QUEBEC, December 29, 2021We are honored that two of our game1 films entitled, National Champions and Bruised, are among the top ten best sports films released in 2021, according to IMDb. Additionally, we are proud of our President, Mark Ciardi, for holding the number one spot for American Underdog.
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‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONS’ REVIEW: COLLEGE ATHLETES PUSH BACK AGAINST A SYSTEM THAT EXPLOITS THEM

LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2021 – An in-depth film review by Variety magazine discusses the way National Champions goes beyond the viewers expectations
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GAME1’S PRESIDENT & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, MARK CIARDI, SERVES AS ONE OF THE PRODUCERS FOR AMERICAN UNDERDOG

LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2021game1’s Mark Ciardi, along with the Erwin brothers, Kevin Downes, and Daryl C. Lefever produce American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. The official trailer is out now and will be released in theaters Christmas Day.
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‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONS’ TRAILER SHOWCASES J.K. SIMMONS’ SPORTS DRAMA WITH A GREAT CAST

LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2021 – game1 co-CEO’s Basil Iwanyk and Greg Economou are joined by Brendon Boyea to produce National Champions – a film written by Adam Mervis.
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HALLE BERRY EXPLAINS HOW SHE DECIDED TO MAKE HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH BRUISED: ‘WHO SAID I CAN’T?’

LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2021Halle Berry credit’s game1 co-founder, Basil Iwanyk, for backing her on her directorial debut, Bruised.
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GAME1 PARTNERS WITH THE NEWLY FORMED AUDIO CONTENT STUDIO, FRESH PRODUCE MEDIA

NYC, October 5, 2021 –Fresh Produce Media is one of the most creative and connected audio-oriented content studios in the game right now. We are beyond excited to team up and explore the myriad of audio opportunities and podcast ideas they have in store!
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GAY FLAG FOOTBALL TV SHOW IN DEVELOPMENT, WILL BE AT GAY BOWL THIS WEEKEND

PHOENIX, September 28, 2021 –FLAGS is a documentary series about the rise of the National Gay Flag Football League and the journey these incredible and brave athletes go on to make it to the Gay Bowl – the ultimate prize for teams and players in the NGFFL.
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GAME1 TAPS CIARDI AS PRESIDENT, CCO

LOS ANGELES, September 27, 2021 –Sports content studio game1 has hired movie producer Mark Ciardi to be its president and chief content officer. Ciardi, who was behind inspirational sports films like “The Rookie,” “Miracle” and “Secretariat,” will now oversee all content pipelines for game1, inc.
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GREG ECONOMOU ON DEREK JETER, ESPN’S MY WISH, AND THE GAME1 PROJECT ‘NATIONAL CHAMPIONS’

LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2021 –Greg Economou is co-CEO of game1, the cutting-edge content studio that has fused sports and Hollywood—producing an array of sports-related content in conjunction with the world’s greatest athletes, teams, leagues and their counterparts in the entertainment industry. This content includes feature films, scripted and unscripted TV programming, podcasts, and an array of branded content.
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TIFFANY HADDISH TO STAR AS OLYMPIC ICON FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER IN GAME1 BIOPIC

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2021 –game1 co-CEO’s Basil Iwanyk and Greg Economou will also serve as producers on this film. In addition, Flo-Jo’s widower and former coach, Al Joyner, will serve as a producer and creative consultant on the project.
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STEPHAN JAMES & J.K. SIMMONS TO STAR IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL DRAMA “NATIONAL CHAMPIONS” FOR STX , RIC ROMAN WAUGH & GAME1

LOS ANGELES, APRIL 27, 2021 – by Adam Mervis and based on his play, National Champions is produced by Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea for Thunder Road and Greg Economou for game1. Executive producers are Jonathan Fuhrman of Thunder Road, Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor of Bondit Media Capital, Christian Mercuri of The Capstone Group, Michael Smith and Adam Mervis.
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WRITER / DIRECTOR GREGORY CARUSO AND NFL SUPERSTAR RUSSELL WILSON TO PARTNER WITH GAME1 ON NEW HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FILM

Los Angeles, November 19, 2020 – The cutting-edge sports content studio, game1, announced today that it has signed an agreement with up-and-coming writer and director, Gregory Caruso, to develop a feature film about the emotional journey of the 1959 Braddock High School football team. In addition to game1 and Caruso, Seattle Seahawks All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson and his company West2East Empire will serve as executive producers of this film as well..
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BASIL IWAYNK TAKES HOME THE 2020 NY EMMY AWARD FOR BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY FOR HIS FILM, “62,000:1 – THREE TEAMS, ONE CITY, ONE YEAR.”

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2020 –In partnership with SNY, 62,000:1 tells the story of New York in 1969, a city divided and unraveled by war, riots and strikes held together by an improbable championship sports year. The film, written by Iwanyk, dives into the universal and timeless theme of fandom, never giving up, and the power of a city rallying behind its teams to overcome great odds and achieve the unthinkable.

GAME1, THE SPORTS CONTENT STUDIO IS TEAMING WITH GIFFORD MEDIA GROUP TO ADAPT FRANK GIFFORD’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR “THE GLORY GAME”

LOS ANGELES, September 8, 2020 –We are beyond excited to announce our partnership with Gifford Media Group for our upcoming docuseries that will chronicle the modern NFL.
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