Since Prince Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, he has been credited with creating a life-changing community for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women. Now he is set to shine a spotlight on some of their stories even further through a new documentary series about the competitors.
It was announced today that the first Netflix series Harry and Meghan’s company Archewell Productions will create will be about Invictus as competitors prepare for the 2022 Games. With the working title Heart of Invictus, the series will see Harry take on the role of Executive Producer in addition to appearing on camera. And while Harry and Meghan’s deal with Netflix is believed to be worth significant money, a spokesperson confirmed to T&C that for this project any compensation will be redirected to The Invictus Games Foundation.
In a release posted online today, the Invictus Games shared how the multi-episode series will “join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope.” It added that it will also follow the work of organizers preparing for the event in The Hague, which has been postponed since 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve,” Prince Harry said in a statement. “This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year.”
Harry and Meghan announced last September that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, which is rumored to be worth as much as $150 million. They said they would be producing content including scripted series, documentaries, features, and children’s programming, and later made it clear they would not be taking part in any reality shows.
Since the first Games in 2014, hundreds of competitors have taken part in adaptive sports at events in London, Orlando, Toronto, and Sydney. The Games at The Hague next year are expected to see 500 competitors from 20 nations compete in events across the city. In a speech launching the 2018 Games in Sydney, Harry said: “From my life-changing flight back from the battlefields of Afghanistan, to the example of America’s warrior games, Invictus was inspired by the experiences I had alongside our servicemen and women from many nations.”
“These Games were created for our men and women in uniform; designed around their talents and their needs; and built not just for them, but also for the friends and families that have supported their recoveries and had their lives changed forever.”
Source: Town & Country
A documentary series spanning over two decades of footage and home videos of Kanye West’s life and work has landed at Netflix.
Billboard, which first reported the news, cites sources putting the price tag at Netflix at $30 million, though a person familiar with the matter tells Variety that that is not an accurate figure. The series is said to include never-before-seen footage of West, and will cover his career in music and fashion, his failed 2020 presidential bid, and the death of his mother, Donda West.
The multi-part docuseries, which does not yet have a title, hails from music video producing duo Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, better known as Coodie & Chike, who directed and produced West’s 2004 music video “Jesus Walks (Version 3)” and “Through the Wire.” The pair have also produced and directed the 2012 ESPN “30 for 30” documentary “Benji,” about Benjamin Wilson; music videos for Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu and others; and the 2019 documentary on former professional basketball player Stephon Marbury, “A Kid From Coney Island.”
The Netflix project is expected to be released this year, according to Billboard. A spokesperson for the streaming service declined to comment.
Last month, West won his first gospel Grammy and 22nd career Grammy for his “Jesus Is King” album, marking the first time since 2013 that he has received honors from the Recording Academy. In addition to winning traditional gospel album for “Jesus Is Born” at the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Awards, West also picked up rap/hip hop album for “Jesus Is King” and rap/hip-hop recorded song for “Follow God.”
Kylie Jenner is officially booted off Forbes' billionaires list 2 years after being named the world's 'youngest self-made billionaire'
Kylie Jenner was officially booted off this year's Forbes billionaires ranking, two years after Forbes controversially named her the world's "youngest self-made billionaire."
The 23-year-old socialite, along with 60 others, dropped off Forbes' 35th annual billionaires list, announced on Tuesday.
Jenner became rich from her Kylie Cosmetics company, valued at about $1.2 billion. In 2019, she sold 51% of the company to Coty for $600 million.
Forbes reported in 2020 that Jenner and her mother and manager, Kris Jenner, had inflated their wealth in documents they'd sent, accusing "Kylie's camp" of "lying."
Forbes said that the Jenners had invited the magazine's reporters into their homes and their accountants' offices and that they'd created tax returns "that were likely forged."
Forbes reporters compared what the Jenners did to Donald Trump's maneuvers to look richer than he actually was. They estimated that Kylie Jenner's wealth was likely "just under $900 million."
Jenner's net worth has recently been estimated to be about $700 million. But another member of the Kardashian/Jenner family made it to Forbes' list: Kim Kardashian West is officially a billionaire.
Forbes reported on Tuesday that Kardashian West was worth $1 billion because of the success of KKW Beauty and her shapewear company, Skims.