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Sports Drake's DreamCrew to executive produce Black hockey player doc with LeBron James

02:47  31 july  2021
02:47  31 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

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EXCLUSIVE: LeBron James ’ SpringHill Company, Drake ’ s DreamCrew Entertainment and Uninterrupted Canada are teaming up on the documentary Black Ice, an in-depth look at the experience of Black hockey players . James , his business partner Maverick Carter and Drake are all aboard as executive producers, as is Adel “Future” Nur. Uninterrupted Canada is taking the lead on the project. The feature-length film, which is currently in production , chronicles the history, influence and racial dimensions of Black players on the ice.

Drake , LeBron James and Maverick Carter are set to executive produce Black Ice, a feature documentary about the game of hockey ’ s racial reckoning. The film from Uninterrupted Canada and The SpringHill Company, which was founded by James and business partner Carter, is about Black The SpringHill Company, with film credits like Space Jam: A New Legacy, More Than a Game and The Carter Effect, will executive produce along with Drake and Adel “Future” Nur via the duo’ s co-venture DreamCrew Entertainment. Uninterrupted Canada chief content officer Vinay Virmani will produce

TORONTO — Drake is teaming up with LeBron James and other creators for a feature documentary on the history of Black hockey players.

Drake holding a camera © Provided by The Canadian Press

The Toronto rapper's production company says in a release he will executive produce "Black Ice," an examination of the "often overlooked and marginalized contributions" of Black players to the game.

The story will begin with the creation of the Coloured Hockey League (CHL) in the Maritimes and extend into the experiences of Black players in the modern-day National Hockey League.

"Black Ice" will be directed by Hubert Davis who was nominated for an Oscar for his2005 short “Hardwood” and made the documentary "Giants of Africa," aboutToronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri’s youth basketball camps in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda.

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Drake , LeBron James , businessman Maverick Carter and producer Adel “Future” Noor are behind the featured documentary “ Black Ice”. Directed by Oscar candidate Hubert Davis (“Hardwood” / “Giants of Africa”), this document describes “the history, influence and racial journey of black hockey players .” A black player ’ s journey from the Maritimes Color Hockey League to the current NHL will be considered. “I’m not only surprised, but I’ve come to know the stories of black hockey pioneers who are often overlooked and unknown. For all generations, especially young people of color, in our country.

EXCLUSIVE: LeBron James ’ SpringHill Company, Drake ’ s DreamCrew Entertainment and Uninterrupted Canada are teaming up on the documentary Black Ice , an in-depth look at the experience of … Watch on Deadline“This project presents a rich opportunity to explore a remarkable “I think it is more important than ever before for all generations, particularly young people of color, to understand and see the diverse faces who have contributed and shaped one the essential fabrics of our country.” , founded by James and Carter, has ramped up its production activity of late, with output

Alongside the project's fellow executive producer Adele (Future) Nur,Drake runs DreamCrew Entertainment, which produced HBO’s "Euphoria" and the American version of "Top Boy" on Netflix.

The Springhill Company, co-founded by James and Maverick Carter, and Uninterrupted Canada, an extension of Drake's "athlete empowerment" brand Uninterrupted, will also be involved in the film.

For decades, the history of Black hockey players went largely undiscussed in the sports mainstream, though some effort has been made to address that in recent years.

The 2016 documentary "Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future" detailed the story behind the CHL, while George and Darril Fosty's 2004 book "Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritime" laid some of the histories to page.

Recent memoirs from players Willie O'Ree and Val James have filled in other gaps.

Drake has long been a hockey fan, having played on the Weston Red Wings minor hockey team in his childhood before starring in "Degrassi: the Next Generation" and becoming one of the world's most popular music performers.

"Black Ice" is currently in production and will be released in theatres by Elevation Pictures before heading to TSN, the Crave streaming service and other CTV outlets.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 30, 2021.

David Friend, The Canadian Press

Drake's DreamCrew to executive produce Black hockey player doc with LeBron James .
TORONTO — Drake is teaming up with LeBron James and other creators for a feature documentary on the history of Black hockey players. The Toronto rapper's production company says in a release he will executive produce "Black Ice," an examination of the "often overlooked and marginalized contributions" of Black players to the game. The story will begin with the creation of the Coloured Hockey League (CHL) in the Maritimes and extend into the experiences of Black players in the modern-day National Hockey League.

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