Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Super Bowl MVP and two-time league MVP. He is fourth all-time in career passing yards, third all-time in career touchdown passes and has led his team to more division titles and more playoff wins than any other quarterback in NFL history. In addition to his on-field success, Tom is the #1 New York Times Best Selling author of “The TB12 Method” and founded the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxborough, MA in 2013. Tom is a proud father of three.
GOTHAM CHOPRACo-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Gotham Chopra is the award winning director of “Tom vs Time,” Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” and an upcoming documentary series in partnership with NBA All-Star LeBron James and Showtime Networks. In addition to his film work, Mr. Chopra has directed several commercials, including Nike’s 2016 Olympic campaign, “Road to Rio.” He is the creator of the Religion of Sports brand and a co-executive producer on the series.
MICHAEL STRAHANCo-Founder & Executive Producer
Two-time Emmy winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America,” is an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday,” and hosts ABC’s primetime game show “$100,000 Pyramid.” Michael is the co-founder of SMAC Entertainment, a multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding and production company which has created a major presence in the sports and entertainment arena.
AMEETH SANKARANChief Executive Officer
Ameeth Sankaran is CEO of Religion of Sports, an executive producer of “Tom vs Time” and has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operator, and investor working with digital companies. Prior to Religion of Sports, Ameeth spent 4 years as a Partner at an investment firm in Dallas, where he invested and ran multiple digital companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sankaran spent over 8 years at the Boston Consulting Group, working alongside tech companies across a variety of strategic and operational topics.
GISELLE PARETSCo-Executive Producer
Argentine born Giselle Parets is an eight-time Emmy Award winner with a passion for television production. She’s been part of the Religion of Sports team as the Showrunner of seasons 2 and 3 of the Direct TV original documentary program as well as the Consulting Producer of the Emmy nominated series ‘Why We Fight’ for Verizon Go90. In the past, Parets served as one of the driving forces behind World Race Productions as the Co-Executive Producer of the mega hit television program “The Amazing Race” for CBS, producing and traveling to more than 70 countries worldwide. She also produced various projects for Discovery Channel, Universal Studios, Fox Studios, Travel Channel, MTV, YouTube … and more. With her varied international experience, Parets collaborated with a wide range of companies and has established a close relationship with talent all over the world. A graduate of the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1997) and UCLA Extension in 2000.
ERIK LeDREWDevelopment Producer
Erik LeDrew is a writer, director, and documentary story producer. Erik’s unscripted work includes shows for A&E, Bravo, Esquire, History, Lifetime, Maker, Nat Geo, and TLC. His most recent work includes producing “Tom Vs. Time” for FB Watch, and developing the Emmy-nominated documentary “Breaking-2” for Nat Geo & Nike. In another life, Erik served as a combat photojournalist — an occupation that prepared him for the high op-tempo of athlete storytelling. Despite being an inveterate Seahawks fan, Erik still can’t remember where he was when they threw it at the 1.
ADAM SCHLOSSMANHead of Business Development and Special Projects
Adam Schlossman is the Head of Business Development and Special Projects. He comes to Religion of Sports from the music industry, where he spent the last 8 years managing major label band Delta Rae — and before that the Peabody Award winning Supreme Court publication, SCOTUSblog. A diehard Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, and Duke fan, Adam would like to assure his friends and family in Pittsburgh that, despite the allegiances of my beloved colleagues, my enmity towards the Pats remains unchanged.
DEVON MANZEAssociate Producer
Devon comes to Religion of Sports from the world of live television, where she most recently worked as an Associate Producer on NFL Network’s Gameday Morning. Devon’s additional video production credits include Blizzard Entertainment, NBC, Fox Sports and NFL Network’s Original Content Group. Although she’s a born and bred valley girl, family loyalty dictates that she bleed green from September to February, which she does happily and with gusto. Go birds!
KERRY NELSONSocial Media Producer
Kerry Nelson produces content for all social media platforms for Religion of Sports. Before ROS, Kerry worked at ESPN producing social media content for all of ESPN’s social media accounts in-house and on the road for major events. Despite a very tumultuous relationship, Kerry will forever “Fly the W” and remain a North Carolina sports fan, with the VERY REAL exception of the team donning a light shade of blue (#GoDeacs).
PARKER REISExecutive Assistant
Parker Reis is the Executive Assistant to Gotham Chopra and Ameeth Sankaran. Before Religion of Sports, Parker graduated with a degree in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and then traveled the world as an assistant to Sean “Diddy” Combs. Born in San Francisco, but raised Boston Strong; Parker converted to the Religion of Sports when his Uncle gave him an autographed photo of Tom Brady, only to discover years later that the autograph was forged.
JOE LEVINProduction Intern
Joe Levin was converted to the Religion of Sports as a three-year-old when his dad first took him to Wrigley Field. Since then, he’s gone on to attend the University of Texas where he is a Forty Acres Scholar and contributes to Texas Monthly.