The Lacrosse Network has announced that “Fate of a Sport”, a documentary that details the launch of the PLL– a professional lacrosse league founded by Montgomery County natives Mike and Paul Rabil, will premier at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on June 15th.
Brothers Mike and Paul Rabil of Montgomery Village wanted to help make the league Paul was playing in (MLL) better for the players involved. When they saw they wouldn’t be able to work with the MLL on improving the product, the Rabil brothers re-created professional Lacrosse with their new league, the PLL.
The league pays approximately four times what the MLL pays its players, provides access to health benefits and a vested interest in the league’s growth, and has a national broadcast deal with NBC. They also open-source highlights and encourage players to use them to build their own personal brands for additional endorsement and compensation opportunities.
The feature documentary is directed by Michael Donegar outlines the launch of the @PLL, and every hurdle along the way. Lebron James is the executive producer of the film.
Executive Producer: LeBron James
Executive Producer: Mav Carter
Featuring: Jeffrey Wright
Featuring: Bill Belichick
Featuring: Adam Silver
Featuring: Tom Rothman
Featuring: Joe Tsai
Featuring: Paul Carcaterra
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