A Look Into The 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit In L.A.

Habana Avenue at the 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit

After a great night watching the athletic greats of this past sports season receive The ESPY's top accolades, Variety hosted their annual Sports & Entertainment Summit on Thursday morning.

The Summit not only explores opportunities surrounding the intersecting worlds of sports and multi-platform media, but also the strategies and trends in these fields and how they coexist.

Steven J. Levy and Jason Adelman at the 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit

Steven J. Levy and Jason Adelman at the 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit

 

HABANA's President and Founder Steven J. Levy, along with Head of Brand Strategy & Business Development Jason Adelman, stuck around Los Angeles after The ESPYs to mingle with colleagues in the field. They attended engaging panels presented by top commentators and analysts such Fox NFL's Erin Andrews and former New York Giant Micheal Strahan, to learn and embrace new views of thought regarding sports entertainment, and of course, to hang out with iconic athletes that make sports entertaining in the first place.

 

Levy commented that, "Amazing as it is to mingle with iconic athletes like Hall of Fame inductee star fullback LaDainian Tomlinson and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, it's even cooler to do it in the old sound stage where 'I Love Lucy' was originally filmed."

The Summit being housed in NeueHouse Hollywood's creative offices, (once the historic CBS Columbia Square) really ties in the closeness that sports and video production have with each other.

 
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, HABANA Avenue's Jason Adelman & Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns at the 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, HABANA Avenue's Jason Adelman & Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns at the 2017 Variety Sports & Entertainment Summit