Eyeworks USA Promotes Brant Pinvidic to President (Exclusive)
Aiken-USA TODAY Sports The United States men’s national team aims to tune up in its last CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match as Panama desperately aims to keep its Brazil bid alive in a Tuesday showdown. The match will conclude the qualifying stages for each team, as the U.S. cruises to the group ‘s top spot with ease after topping Jamaica 2-0 on Friday. Meanwhile, Panama comes in off a heartbreaking loss to Mexico that significantly altered its World Cup chances. Let’s break down everything you need to know for the upcoming matchup. When:Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET Where:Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama Watch:beIN Sport Top Storyline: Will Depleted American Crew Give Panama Hope? With the United States firmly locked in the top spot and Panama needing a win, there’s no hiding that these two foes have very different mindsets heading in. But that won’t stop Jurgen Klinsmann from playing his best guys, for the most part. However, he’ll be without arguably his two best as Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley were both ruled out for the final World Cup qualifying tilts, according to Associated Press via Fox Sports . America had no trouble quelling Jamaica on Friday without these two stars in the fold, winning 2-0. But that was a much different atmosphere, as the U.S. played at home and against a foe who had no real shot at sneaking into a qualifying bid. On Tuesday, they’ll face a Panama team that needs to win in order to keep their World Cup bid alive. There’s no doubt that Klinsmann will have his guys ready to go despite the low stakes, especially considering the amount of work they’ll need to put in over the next few months to have any conceivable shot at making noise next summer in Brazil. The ironic part? A dominating U.S. victory could actually help bitter rival Mexico’s chances of getting into the World Cup after all. Prediction: United States 2, Panama 1 These two foes faced off in the Gold Cup final, where a U.S.
Heres kickoff from Kansas City, KANSAS, the smaller but infinitely more logical Kansas City 1 – This game might be meaningless for us, but Jamaica can still technically qualify. Technically. Like I can technically run a four minute mile theres nothing mathematically keeping me from doing it. 10 – I just learned that in the hexagonal, Jamaica score once every four hours, or as DC United call it: goals coming in buckets. 16 Beasley with a nice steal and shot thats the first actual effort expended in this match. The USA are in full meh mode. 17 Johansson shoots wide. Im not worried about Johanssons finishing. Ive learned two things from YouTube: 1) Johansson can finish, and 2) Kittens + empty paper bag = adorable. 26 – Its obvious that the USA arent super-motivated for this match. Thats understandable; the job is done. And they have major commitments to their club teams, who sign their paychecks. Lets remember that these players are playing basically for free tonight.
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Eyeworks USA co-CEOs J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson made the announcement Tuesday. The production company has also named a new board of directors, which includes Roth, Nelson, Pinvidic and COO Ross Weintraub. Pinvidic’s promotion comes on the heels of multiple successes for the production company, which produces unscripted and nonfiction programming for broadcast and cable networks. Positioning Pinvidic as president is intended to give Roth, Nelson and Weintraub the ability to focus on business strategy, both globally and domestically. Now, with hundreds of employees, and hundreds of hours of programming in development and production each year, we need a superstar with great sales and producing experience, infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love for our business who can work with us to lead Eyeworks USA,” said Roth. “We know Brant is that guy, and were thrilled to continue to collaborate with him, creating content that moves people and can change their lives in a real way. Added Pinvidic: JD and Todd built a company focused on growth, creativity, and what is the key to the kingdom for Eyeworks USA: transformation — and theyve never been afraid to take risks or to be noisy. Being part of the fabric of the global Eyeworks organization, we are better positioned for growth than ever before. “I have been working closely with Brant Pinvidic since he joined the Eyeworks team five years ago. Brant is an outstanding creative and the right man to spearhead the exchange of his unique brand of creativity with our international sensibilities,” said Reinout Oerlemans, CEO and founder of Eyeworks Group. During his time at Eyeworks USA, Pinvidic has developed dozens of shows, including ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Oxygen’s My Big Fat Revenge. Prior to joining the company, he was senior vp programming and development at TLC, where he helped launch several series, including Jon & Kate Plus 8. Eyeworks USA also produces Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, Discovery’s Flying Wild Alaska and ABC’s Splash, among others. Roth and Nelson has produced the first 11 seasons of NBC’s The Biggest Loser.