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Issue 04 / Spring 2018

"We know that when street culture is unleashed, we lower barriers to entry, elevate a broader cross-section of talent and create something special, original and uniquely American."


Matt Jarvis, CEO of 72andSunny and founder of Electric Futsal, on creating a new American soccer economy.

Back Line
ISSUE 04 SELECTIONS

Damian Lewis

The Billions actor reflects on his affection for Liverpool FC, recalls a brush with a former CIA Director, mulls a Russia boycott, and reminisces about a tuna melt from a bygone Williamsburg.

Interview

Screen Capture

A flyaround of stories from the media-sphere shows a bumper yield of creative storytelling, suggests a soccer content land grab, and underscores an industry in rapid transition.

In-book only

Christopher Vollmer

The global leader of Media and Entertainment at PwC’s Strategy& on football’s strong position, the future of streaming, and why the sports media rights bubble might not pop.

Seven Aside

@Tribeca 2018

Directed by Louis Myles, Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football, tells the extraordinary true story of a Rio-born hustler who, in the 1980s, conned his way to Brazilian and international footballing renown in spite of doing everything he could to avoid setting foot on the pitch. The Featured Documentary world-premiered in April.

Visit the film’s festival page

Image: Tribeca Film Festival

Commissioner William Bratton

On stadium safety and security in the 21st century, with the former head of the New York City and Los Angeles Police Departments.

Seven Aside Web Special 

“—something we hope will contribute to the further definition of what it is to enjoy television.”

Patrick Vien, A+E Networks Managing Director, on History’s sweeping programming initiative, History of Football, premiering in 160 territories internationally on May 28.

PAST-ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

Football and the Global City

An interview with Gensler’s Jonathan Emmett, and a look at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium in the context of a rapidly changing Downtown Los Angeles.

Interview

72andSunny

A day in the life at the Hercules Campus home of the California-born global firm.

Agency

Uzodinma Iweala

The author, Beasts of No Nation and Speak No Evil, and founder/EIC of Ventures Africa on his film, Waiting for Hassana, his inspirations and his nascent media enterprise.

Interview

The print edition of Kit is available at industry soccer tournaments NYFEST and LAFEST, Tribeca Film Festival and media and sport business events.