A longtime voiceover actor, best known for his work on AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," died after a midair collision during a jump at a Southeast Texas skydiving center Saturday. The Houston-area center, Skydive Spaceland, said in a statement that two seasoned skydivers deployed parachutes normally during a planned group jump on Saturday, but that they later collided and fell to the ground, killing one and injuring the other. The man who died was identified by his longtime agent as Randy Schell, who worked as a voiceover actor for more than 25 years. Schell's voice could be heard on commercials for different television shows, including "Fear the Walking Dead," and for various companies, including Geico. His agent, Jenny Bosby, on Sunday described Schell as a "generous, spirited man" who mentored many in his industry.
Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year. Entitled "The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady," the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady's perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. It should be a rare opportunity for up-close revelations from the usually private quarterback who left New England this year after 20 seasons and now is with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The series will be produced by ESPN, 199 Productions (Brady's production company) and Gotham Chopra of Religion of Sports. "Through the series, we're defining the key moments and challenges that were seemingly insurmountable, but through hard work and perseverance, became career-defining triumphs, in both victory and defeat," Brady said.
The final episodes of "The Last Dance" have aired, yet ESPN has one more program to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth championship. ESPN will show "Game 6: The Movie" on Wednesday at 9 p.m., following a rebroadcast of episodes nine and 10 of "The Last Dance." The episode will feature game footage captured by five NBA Entertainment cameras and marks the first time that the game has been available to watch in high-definition. The Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 87–86 as Michael Jordan hit the game-winning basket with 5.2 seconds remaining to cap their sixth championship in eight seasons. Executive Producer Gregg Winik -- who was a cameraman for NBA Entertainment during that Bulls championship season -- said the brainstorming about Game 6 started by compiling the last 40 seconds of the game for the final episode of "The Last Dance".
Hewlett Packard CEO Dion Wiesler said that Stephen Nigro, head of the company's 3D printing unit, will retire and be replaced by Christopher Schell effective Nov. 1. The announcement, made on HP's fiscal third quarter conference call, comes at an interesting time. HP has made a splash in the 3D printing market, built out its channel and secured strategic partnerships with he likes of Siemens. Schell's mission will be scaling the business. Schell is HP's president of the Americas region currently.
Christoph Schell, President of HP [HPQ] Americas Region wants to talk about the future which is, as Mark Twain famously said, where we are all going to spend the rest of our lives. It is unusual for a writer to be approached for a story by a Fortune 500 company that is not about its technology, products, people or financing, but rather about its vision for the future beyond its upcoming products. "We're thinking thirty, forty years into the future," Schell told me in a wide-ranging conversation a few weeks ago. "We start with world scenarios, who the consumers will be, how they'll live, and what they'll need." He told me his organization spends as much time thinking about these trends and emerging technology as they do about their core business.