Jordan Brand Taps Jayson Tatum as Ambassador

SLAM DUNK: Leveraging the buzz from Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Jordan Brand on Friday announced the addition of Jayson Tatum and Rui Hachimura to its roster of basketball ambassadors.
With rows of white balls on sticks greeting visitors, the event took place in a hôtel particulier in the city’s 5th arrondissement dubbed the House of Jumpman, featuring a makeshift faux basketball court in the courtyard.
“I’ve been wearing Jordans since before I could walk…just getting [Michael Jordan’s] approval to come to the brand was really big for me because he’s the greatest of all time,” Tatum told WWD.
The St. Louis native, who was selected third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, joins a family of more than 50 athlete ambassadors linked to the Nike Inc.-owned brand across multiple sporting disciplines, including Maya Moore, Kemba Walker and Blake Griffin, who were also present at the event.
The slickly groomed and heavily inked Tatum, who sported a pair of neon yellow “Flyknit 4s” by the brand, hinted at his own design aspirations. “Coming over to Jordan, there’s a lot of creativity. I definitely want to tap into that and tell my own stories,” he said.

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Trump taps Mark Morgan, former Obama official who supports border wall, to head ICE

Morgan had been the top official at Customs and Border Protection in the Obama administration, but has been outspoken in favor of Trump’s signature proposal for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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AT&T Taps Lena Waithe For Lead Mentor In Filmmaker Mentorship Program

AT&T has announced that Emmy-winning writer/producer Lena Waithe has been tapped as the Lead Program Mentor for the 2019 edition of AT&T’s Hello Lab Filmmaker Mentorship Program.

The initiative, which began in 2017, aims to help filmmakers from underrepresented communities work on their craft and to provide them with major platforms, such as Direct TV, to showcase their work.

Waithe will select five screenwriters whose projects will be financed and produced by AT&T. She will also pair each writer with an up-and-coming director who will help bring their vision to life. The program puts an emphasis on diversity; pulling talented women, people of color, and content creators from the LGBTQ+ communities. Each of the mentees will be given access to the full filmmaking process; including meeting with everyone from casting directors to top-level executives.

Lena recently dished with Complex about her involvement with program… peep the Q&A below.

How did you to get involved with the Program, and what it was about the program that you were hype about?

I think that what excites me so much is that me and my executive Rishi Rajani over at Hillman Grad, we really are big into not just mentorship, but we’re always searching, looking for new talent. We found that we had a lot of really cool interesting directors in our pocket, a lot of really cool writers that we knew that we were trying to put on shows and help get their shows made.

Every now and then you get a writer/director who is amazing, but there’s just not that many amazing writer/directors out there. I wanted to do this the right way. Because of [our working relationship last year], they were kind enough to say “Look, you really found something special, and you seem to know a lot of these people, why don’t you do all of them next go around?” That’s what we’re really excited about, is to really put this together in a really cool way so that we can [find] even more writers and directors. That, to me, is really exciting.

How involved are you with the mentees that are selected?

It’s a bit of a team effort. Rishi, who is really out in the trenches and out there every single day while sometimes, like today, where I’m in the writers room working on The Chi as we started on season three, so where it stands we’re like I have to be focused on that, and he is always like, “Hey Lena, this is a person you should know, this is a person you should check out, I think we should give this person opportunity to do it,” and I’m like “Oh great, love it, that person’s great, love that person” or sometimes I’ll say “Hey, I don’t think that person’s ready yet, do you have any other options?” And usually, when those scripts are done I’ll take a look at them, read them, give my thoughts, give my feedback, and then what we really try to do is [get] people who are great, o we don’t have to babysit. I think there’s this sort of weird misconception that just because someone is new, they usually don’t know what they’re doing. It just means they haven’t gotten an opportunity yet to show their stuff.

Look, not everybody succeeds, sometimes people falter, and we have to pick up the pieces and make sure everything is cool. It’s really on us to take people that are responsible, take people that are ready, take people that we’ve been following for a few years. It all works hand-in-hand, but we don’t put them on the position unless we know that they’re ready for it. For me, yes, we’re sort of mentoring our program, but in essence, it’s helping us.

The industry is constantly looking for people of color, women, people who are queer, people who are not able-bodied because they know it’s almost like a mandate—you can’t just have a bunch of white guys directing your shit. Everybody has to be on their A-game because if somebody’s a new person, they’re coming in, they’re hungry, they’re ready, and they’ve got a story to tell, I’d rather go with that new person with a new, fresh perspective, who is coming ready to work.

This year, you’re bringing in a more musical element to the Program, with an incentive on finding unsigned producers and musicians and working on music videos. What drove that expansion?

The big thing we’re trying to do is we are trying to help bring music videos back. We have some amazing directors that also could use some shine. To me, it’s sort of like a two-fer. Kill two birds with one stone, where you hear a really beautiful song, and we also want to really elevate the music video, because I feel like so many music videos are so literal. They go straight down the middle; there’s no real plot put into it.

Back in the day, the real artists used to get movie directors to do their videos. RIP John Singleton, he directed Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” music video. I was like, “why not have these budding feature directors, TV directors, bring their aesthetic, their visual ideas to these songs?” This is a director who has a vision [working on] your song. More often than not, you’re going to get something very cinematic, very unique, because they think in a cinematic way. It’s really exciting because I always love matching up certain artists with certain directors where you were about to go “What? That don’t make sense.” And then you get something really unique and really fresh that comes out of it, so we’re really excited for people to see that.

For more information on AT&T’s Hello Lab Film Mentorship Program, visit their website.

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7-Eleven Taps 18 Markets for New Beer Delivery Service

Why make a beer run, when the beer can run to you?

That seems to be the thinking of convenience store chain 7-Eleven, which is rolling out delivery of beer and cider products in select markets around the country. (Sorry wine drinkers, you’re still gonna have to convince a friend to bring you another bottle.)

All totaled, the company will test the service, which is tied to its 7Now app, in 18 markets– Austin, Texas; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, Ill; Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif; Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; New York, N.Y.; Norfolk-Portsmouth, Va.; Orlando-Daytona, Fla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.; St. Louis, Mo.; Tampa, Fla..

The company’s offering a lot more than Bud and Miller Lite, too. Among the beers and drinks available for delivery are Dos Equis, Modelo, Corona, Coors Light, Angry Orchard, Stella Artois, Dogfish Head, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Brooklyn Defender, Blue Moon and New Belgium Voodoo Ranger.

7-Eleven is the biggest company to enter the beer delivery marketplace. Several apps, such as Drizly and Saucey, already offer the service, but could face considerable pressure if the chain expands the program to a wider footprint.

Hungry as well as thirsty? The 7Now app also offers chips, dip, pizzas and, perhaps most importantly, Advil.

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Biden campaign taps data analytics company backed by former Google chairman Eric Schmidt

People close to Schmidt insist he has not participated in consulting for Biden or any 2020 Democrat that has hired the firm, Civis Analytics.
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Moschino taps ‘The Sims’ for Coachella’s big fashion moment

Coachella is full of fashion and lavish parties to showcase it. The standout of both this season is sure to be Jeremy Scott’s Moschino x The Sims capsule collection, which he’s set to unveil at his annual Palm Springs Desert Party this weekend. “I love the idea of being able to imagine, design and bring…
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Dish Taps Dave Antonelli to Head Sling TV’s Advertising Strategy and Sales

Dish Media, Dish Network’s advertising sales arm, hired Dave Antonelli as director of advertising strategy and sales for Sling TV, the company’s internet-delivered TV service. Antonelli previously was chief revenue officer of Cognitiv, a New York-based advertising platform that uses artificial intelligence to build custom programmatic buying algorithms. Before that, Antonelli was senior VP of […]

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Anti Social Social Club Taps Period Correct, Rotiform and 24karats for Racing-Inspired Hoodie

The ever-provocative Anti Social Social Club keeps its streak of automotive-centric items going, joining with three other entities for a special hoodie. Alongside Period Correct, Rotiform and 24karats, ASSC is launched a colorful, racing-indebted hoodie.

Stylized branding from all four parties is printed across the black hoodie in various eye-catching colors. The classic ASSC logo appears on the front at the chest, alongside “PERIOD CORRECT TEAM RACING” verbiage. Each sleeve boasts either 24karats’ logo or a red “88,” a symbol of good luck in Chinese culture. The rear of the hoodie sports the most overt branding, with a host of collaged logos arranged above the rainbow-hued “RACING” text.

Look for the hoodie to launch today on Anti Social Social Club’s website.

Most recently, ASSC joined with mastermind JAPAN for a special layering piece.

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Lemaire Taps Veja for Collaborative Sneakerboots & Slip-Ons

Lemaire follows in the footsteps of like-minded designer Rick Owens in collaborating with French ready-to-wear label Veja. The sustainable footwear includes a water shoe-inspired option crafted from recycled plastic bottles and a tall sneaker inspired by an Italian army boot. The former sports a breathable, laceless woven upper with rear pulltab in either black or red tones, while the latter pair come in black or tan canvas, with a gum outsole and suede panels. All the shoes boast the Vejas “V” branding towards the rear.

The sneakers go live on stockists like Farfetch and Vejas’ web store today.

To see what the Parisian designer is cooking up for year’s end, catch up with Lemaire’s Fall/Winter 2019.

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JohnUNDERCOVER Taps côte&ciel for Collaborative SS19 Bags

côte&ciel teams with UNDERCOVER diffusion label JohnUNDERCOVER to create the academic bags for the Japanese brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Matching the range’s schoolboy slacks and collegiate “J”-branded cardigans, côte&ciel’s Isar bags are reimagined in complementary grey and black EcoYarn, a textile that’s equal parts hardwearing and ethical. Available in medium or large sizes, the bags also feature “ROAD TO NOWHERE” text and the JohnUNDERCOVER logo.

Look for the collaborative bags to arrive on côte&ciel’s site shortly. Take a closer look at the goods below.

Most recently, UNDERCOVER debuted its mainline Fall/Winter 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

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