“At this stage in my career, I just want to be aligned with creative people who are like-minded. That doesn’t mean we always have to agree, but there is a core belief system that we share. This partnership checks every box for me,” she said.
Meadowlark’s backers include billionaire Len Blavatnik, whose company owns the streaming service DAZN. Skipper was executive chairman of DAZN until reuniting with Le Batard to form Meadowlark. Both also worked with Hill at ESPN.
“We’re quite lucky to have such talented and accomplished people believe in the Meadowlark vision,” said Skipper in the statement. “With Jemele and Michael on board, we hope to establish an environment that provides creators with the ideal place to develop, sell and produce their career’s best work.”