Sean McVay, Angel Reese and More Added to Variety’s Sports & Entertainment Summit

LA Rams coach Sean McVay, RedBird Capital Partners founder Gerry Cardinale and NCAA champion and 2023 NCAA Championship MVP Angel Reese have been added to Variety and Sportico’s co-branded sports and entertainment summit program , presented by City National Bank, July 13 in Los Angeles. This collaboration marks an expanded day of programming for the event. Previously announced speakers include NBA star, entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Westbrook; NBA all-star and producer Blake Griffin; Olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles; and ESPN’s Rosalyn Durant.

An introductory chat with McVay will cover the 2022 Super Bowl champion team, how the fans’ incredible energy inspires them and what the team is excited to approach the new season.

During a keynote address, Cardinale, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of RedBird Capital Partners, will be interviewed by Variety Matt Donnelly, Entertainment and Media Editor. RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm managing approximately $9 billion in assets on behalf of a global group of blue-chip institutional investors and family offices.

LSU NCAA Women’s Champion Reese will participate in a conversation hosted by Taylor Rooks, host and executive producer of Taylor Rooks X. The two will discuss Reese’s journey as a player, her experiences with LSU and what she would like then accomplish.

Mike Mulvihill, president of news and analytics at Fox Sports, and Meredith Battin, vice president/head of content planning and programming at the NFL, were also added to the “State of Sports TV Programming and Game Coverage” panel. “.

The “The Beginning of the Era of Immersive Sports” panel will feature Kat Harwood, Director of Sports Industry Practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Shawn Bryant, Managing Director and Head of Sports Practice at Deloitte. The session will explore how fans today have access to a dazzling amount of sports content across multiple platforms, and will include results from Deloitte’s 2023 Sports Fan Survey.

“Partnering with our sister brand Sportico gives us the opportunity to present engaging conversations around the content we know best: sports and entertainment,” said Dea Lawrence, Variety’s COO and Marketing Director. “We are excited to transition to a full-day format with the most relevant speakers at the forefront of our industries.”

“Penske Media is uniquely positioned to marry the worlds of entertainment and sports. Variety and Sportico are best-in-class brands uncovering, explaining and elevating the conversation around all of this,” said Scott Soshnick, Editor-in-Chief of Sportico.

“Individuals and organizations in the sports and entertainment industries have long trusted City National Bank’s personalized customer service to help them grow their business and their wealth,” said JaHan Wang, Executive Vice President of Banking Services at City National Bank. entertainment at City National. “We are proud to sponsor the first Sports & Entertainment Summit co-branded by Variety and Sportico and look forward to conversations with the biggest names in sports about the intersection of professional athletics, business and media.”

View the full program and register here.

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