Jeff Jarrett Says He Has 500 People In GFW Database
Jeff Jarrett made his latest Global Force Wrestling announcement today, revealing a partnership with Dave Broome and 25/7 Productions out of Los Angeles.
Broome told the Hollywood Reporter that the plan is to have new GFW content on the air 52 weeks per year.
The press release is not particularly informative, but tucked away at the end is a statement claiming the “GFW talent database now includes more than 500 performers.”
Presumably this is a shortlist of independent talent, not anyone actually contracted.
Here is the full press release:
GFW ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH 25/7 PRODUCTIONS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2014) Global Force Wrestling is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Dave Broome and 25/7 Productions out of Los Angeles.
25/7 is a leading independent production company launched by Broome in 2003. In addition to being the creator and executive producer of the long-running NBC hit series “The Biggest Loser,” Broome’s credits include some of the biggest live television specials in the world of music and sports, such as “Tsunami AID: A Concert of Hope” for NBC, which he executive produced with George Clooney. Broome also has executive produced Clear Channel’s “Radio Music Awards” and live specials for the NHL.
Over the past 15 years, Broome has created and produced unscripted projects for broadcast, cable and digital networks, including the first online series for NBC and one of the best reviewed sports documentaries on the NFL draft for Netflix.
“We’re excited to enter this journey with a group as talented as Dave Broome and 25/7,” said Jeff Jarrett, founder of Global Force Wrestling. “They’ve achieved some great things over the past decade, and we feel like they can lend a unique perspective both in and out of the ring.”
Jarrett is the founder of TNA Wrestling, a third-generation wrestling promoter and an executive producer who has produced shows for Fox Sports, Spike and Endemol. He and his wife, Karen, have been laying the foundation for GFW since January 2014.
“It’s easy to get excited about Global Force Wrestling when you get to know Jeff Jarrett and see his passion and understand his vision,” Broome said. “He’s eager to bring a new perspective to professional wrestling, and we’re eager to help him achieve that goal.”
In the meantime, the Jarretts continue on their search for emerging talent worldwide. The evolving GFW talent database now includes more than 500 performers.
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