The Cashmere Agency has announced that its original content studio, Cashmere Originals, has formed a partnership with five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber. The venture is a project that will develop and produce a documentary, Fab Five, which will be based on the fabled story of the 1991 college basketball team, the Michigan Wolverines.
This documentary will be based on Webber’s upcoming autobiography, By God’s Grace. This scripted limited series will tell the story of Webber’s upbringing in Detroit and the story of the 1991 Michigan Wolverines, who recruited and started five freshmen who were given the moniker “Fab Five.” The team ultimately came to be known as the greatest recruiting class in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA).
In a written statement, Webber says: “Cashmere Originals and the Cashmere Agency have done incredible work to market to diverse, multicultural audiences. I knew that Cashmere was the ideal home to step out and tell my story about my life and the Fab Five on my terms. I am looking forward to telling the behind-the-scenes story of my life, my friends, and the Fab Five – an iconic movement that changed the face of modern-day basketball.”
The Fab Five documentary is just the initial project between Webber’s Webber-Gilbert Productions and Cashmere Originals. The companies are planning to collaborate on several original content productions. The two entities want to tell the stories of underrepresented athletes and entertainers, ones who haven’t had the opportunity to do so. Webber is also co-directing a documentary on inner-city children on a youth baseball team.
“This is a momentous partnership that will tell ground-breaking stories. Cashmere Originals is thrilled to be working with Chris and Webber-Gilbert Productions on this very important and timely project. Chris is a legendary athlete and his participation is essential to telling the Fab Five’s story faithfully,” says Russell Redeaux, Managing Partner and Head of Development for Cashmere Originals. “Our mission is to give the power back to those looking to tell their own stories. We couldn’t be more delighted with the opportunity to ultimately bring our limited series to screens.”