Eyeworks USA Promotes Brant Pinvidic to President (Exclusive)
The winner will be announced during the Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony that will take place on Thursday, November 7th in Monaco, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. USA Wrestling was selected based upon its hosting of the Rumble On The Rails, an international wrestling competition held in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on May 15. The event, which was hosted by Beat the Streets in New York City, featured wrestlers from the United States, Iran and Russia. It was a headline competition during World Wrestling Month, receiving worldwide media coverage as part of the Keep Olympic Wrestling effort. Over $1 million was raised for youth wrestling activities at the Beat the Streets Gala held alongside the event. The two dual meets were broadcast live nationally by NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports Network. The other two nominees are the Italian Federation of Sport Climbing, which is using climbing programs to spur economic development in Africa, and the Oceania Football Confederation, which created the “Just Play” program for 6-12 year old youth in 11 Pacific countries. “USA Wrestling is truly honored to be selected as a finalist for the Sport Organization of the Year as part of the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards program. The Rumble On The Rails event is an example of the kind of international cooperation and friendship which is fostered through wrestling. We wish to recognize the Russian and Iranian wrestling federations for partnering with USA Wrestling at this historic competition. Thanks also go out to Beat the Streets New York, and all within the American wrestling family, who worked so hard to make this a major success,” said Rich Bender, USA Wrestling Executive Director. On its website, Peace and Sport posted the following information on why USA Wrestling was chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award: USA Wrestling “Rumble on the Rails” is a leading example of different countries working together to protect a threatened sporting discipline. While diplomatic relations between their respective governments remain taut, the wrestling federations of the USA, Iran and Russia came together to participate in “Rumble on the Rails,” a wrestling competition held in New York in May 2013. Their cooperation demonstrates the power of sport to unite people.
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.
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