Worldwide soccer star Kylian Mbappé and his manufacturing banner, Zebra Valley, have signed a multiyear first-look cope with Skydance Sports activities, the sports activities content material division of Skydance Media.
The star of Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 membership and France’s nationwide soccer staff will work with Skydance Sports activities to develop and produce a slate of cross-platform scripted and unscripted initiatives that contact the worlds of sports activities, tradition and id. As a part of the deal, Los Angeles-based Zebra Valley is anticipated to develop its output by all Skydance Media divisions to inform sports activities and non-sports tales alike.
“Kylian is a uncommon, transcendent soccer expertise. It’s so thrilling that he and the Zebra Valley staff at the moment are bringing that very same degree of dedication to participating and provoking audiences around the globe, which is why we’re so extremely proud to have this staff characterize the primary athlete-driven partnership signed by Skydance Sports activities,” Jesse Sisgold, president and COO of Skydance Media, mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
Zebra Valley, which together with Mbappé is represented by WME Sports activities, focuses on sports activities, music, artwork, expertise, gaming, shopper merchandise that intention to assist younger individuals discover their voice. “I’m thrilled to be in partnership with Jesse, Jon and the Skydance staff and stay up for making numerous and multicultural content material that highlights individuals and tales from around the globe,” mentioned Mbappé in his personal assertion as he cited Jon Weinbach, president of Skydance Sports activities.
Mbappé, together with his worldwide attain and international model, was born in Paris in 1998 and as a soccer prodigy on the age of 17 turned a Ligue 1 champion in 2017 with PSG. A 12 months later, Mbappé turned the second teenager after Pelé to attain in a World Cup Ultimate, and scored 4 targets in that match.
Final 12 months, Skydance launched a sports activities division as a studio for leagues, groups, elite athletes and A-Checklist Hollywood expertise to provide premium, sports-related leisure. The Skydance Sports activities slate consists of Prime Video’s Good Neighbors, a documentary sequence in regards to the rivalry between the U.S. and Mexican nationwide soccer groups.
The studio can be at work on an untitled movie in regards to the delivery of the Air Jordan model, to star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Affleck can even direct for Prime Video.
Skydance Sports activities additionally has strategic partnerships with Meadowlark Media and Gotham Chopra’s Faith of Sports activities.