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Kennelly Part of Netflix Project

Deadline.com announced a project yetsterday that Netflix is developing with Charlize Theron that involves Keala Kennelly and her cohorts who fought for pay equality in professional surfing and won. The movie will be based on an article written by RPRT friend Daniel Duane for NY Times Magazine. For more information you can read HERE.

Tia Blanco To Appear on “The Ultimate Surfer” on ABC

The cast for ABC’s “The Ultimate Surfer” has been announced and Tia Blanco has been revealed to be part of the cast. The series, produced by the same folks who do “The Ultimate Fighter,” will air starting August 23rd, 2021. The 14 athletes filmed over summer 2020 (during COVID and managed to do it safely) where they lived and surfed at the iconic Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA. Be sure to tune in and for more information you can go HERE.

Corliss Joins ShopFlix Studios for Business Show

Jeb Corliss has inked a deal to host a filmed “podcast” style show for ShopFlix Studios called “Taking The Leap.” The show will focus on CEO’s and founders of new start-ups and their story on how they decided to start their ventures. Jeb will act as host and deep dive into the experience of being at the helm of a new company. All the trials and tribulations will be explored. The show is set to premiere Summer ’21.

Blanco To Shoot Series for ShopFlix Studios

Tia Blanco has started production on a new series for ShopFlix Studios called “Eco-Friendlier.” The series will take an in depth look at some cool companies making sustainable and environmentally responsible every day products. Due out in Summer 2021, the series will be available on-demand and online.

Steph Davis for Mercedes

Steph Davis was tapped for a recent Mercedes Benz spot that aired during the August National Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament. The spot called “Up To Par” highlights some amazing women in sport and Steph is shot driving a G Wagen and climbing up the face of a sheer rock wall. The commercial aired during the tournament and can be seen online through Mercedes socials. You can also watch it HERE.

Kerley and Barboza Book Ebay

Chad Kerley and Jarren Barboza booked a print campaign shot this week for eBay Sneakers. Identified as influential sneakerheads, Chad and Jarren were also picked due to their status as pro BMXers. Campaign will be out in about a month.

Christian Vera on Mayans MC (FX)

Christian Vera will be making her acting debut tonight on Mayans M.C. (FX) and streaming tomorrow on Hulu. Produced, written and directed by the talented Elginn James, this season’s focus is on really emphasizing cinematic processes to evoke emotion and give plotlines and characters depth.

Christian, no stranger to the camera but not an actor, was thrilled to get this opportunity to join the Season 3 cast and be directed by Elginn. Watch tonight to see her and catch up on the series on Hulu.

Keala Wins RB Magnitude!

Keala Kennelly is your 20/21 Red Bull Magnitude Champ. Keala won both the “Biggest Wave Award” and “Overall Champion” taking home a cool $30k in cash. On a day when everyone opted to go to big close out Jaws, Keala stayed on the North Shore and found the outer reefs to be pumping clean waves. It was this day that was the impetus for the win.

Congrats KK!

Blanco Re-Ups with Raen

Tia Blanco has re-upped with longtime eyewear sponsor Raen. Tia will exclusively rep their eyewear for two more years and look for signature colorway product to come in 2022.

Blanco Signs Influencer Contract with LifeSeasons

Tia Blanco has signed a multi-month “influencer” exclusive contract with supplement company Life Seasons. Based in Utah, Life Seasons makes ultra pure supplements for men’s, women’s and general health. Tia will exclusively represent the brand for 6 months focusing on social media engagement.