Unscripted

World Cup champ inks deal with INvelop Entertainment

Women’s World Cup champion goalkeeper Hope Solo is venturing outside the soccer field. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and former Dancing With the Stars contestant has announced a deal with INvelop Entertainment to develop ...
February 9, 2017

Women’s World Cup champion goalkeeper Hope Solo is venturing outside the soccer field.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and former Dancing With the Stars contestant has announced a deal with INvelop Entertainment to develop and produce unscripted content.

Under the deal, Solo and her manager will serve as executive producers with the Los Angeles-based television and film production company.

While the programming Solo plans to develop is yet to be announced, the first project under the partnership will be a new season of the sports medical series The Cutting Edge, with Solo attached as host.

The series examines the risk of common sports injuries, and followings athletes through the treatment and rehabilitation methods. Solo was a featured athlete in the first season, which aired on Fox Sports 1.

“Hope Solo is one of the most recognized professional soccer players in the world, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with her again,” said Brant Pinvidic, INvelop Entertainment’s founder and CEO, in a statement. “After working with her on the first season of The Cutting Edge, I jumped at the chance to bring this project to life yet again.”

Last year, INvelop Entertainment entered a multi-year production deal with STX Entertainment and their unscripted television division. This new season of The Cutting Edge is among more than a dozen projects in development, according to the company.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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