Blake Griffin Breaks Into Hollywood With Mortal Media | Forbes

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Since the L.A. Clippers drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Blake Griffin has won the Slam Dunk Contest, become Rookie of the Year and made the All-Star team five times. The money has followed. Last year he scored a five-year, $171 million contract extension. That deal, plus sponsorships with the likes of Red Bull and Nike’s Jordan brand, has made him one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. In all, Griffin, who now plays for the Detroit Pistons, pulled in $35.5 million in 2018. Now he’s putting those dollars to work off the court with his Hollywood production company, Mortal Media. “We want to get into film, TV, digital, and lay the foundation for a company that we can run once we’re done with our current careers.” The company has sold eight movie and television projects, five of which are in active development, most notably reboots of White Men Can’t Jump and Disney’s The Rocketeer.