Jane Schonberger

Jane Schonberger is a product development consultant and content strategist with a background in traditional and digital media. She works primarily with sports, entertainment and lifestyle brands and has extensive experience with content production, licensing, syndication and distribution as well as sponsorship and marketing. Her track record of success includes identifying growth opportunities and market trends along with conceptualizing and creating media for delivery on a variety of consumption platforms. As both an executive and a consultant she has worked with creators, publishers and brands to develop a diverse slate of multimedia projects designed to drive audience and user engagement as well as generate revenue.

Schonberger began her career in New York City as Director of Production for Warner Audio (a division of Warner Publishing) and relocated to Los Angeles where she served stints as an Editor-at-Large for Hyperion and production and/or creative executive for Walt Disney Co., Mommy & Me, Inc. and Fox among others.

Schonberger is currently the Managing Partner of Pretty Tough LLC, a media and lifestyle company whose products include a series of YA novels published by Penguin USA and an original online video series produced by Vuguru. She is also the Co-Founder of WomenTalkSports.com. the premier aggregator of sports blogs and journalism by and about women as well as the Sports Editor for BlogHer.

Schonberger is also the mom of two teenage daughters, who challenge and inspire her everyday and make her eligible to play in the Mom's Basketball League at her local gym. Connect on Linkedin.

Find Jane on Twitter at @jschonb or @PrettyTough.

The Best Way to Give Money

Do you remember the thrill of getting money when you were a kid? Even if it was a two-dollar bill when two dollars would buy you, um, nothing good? For some of us, the thrill of getting money never wore off. *cough* If you've got a money-lover on your holiday list, check out some of these cute ways to pass cash....more
I once replaced half the candy in a box of chocolates with various denominations folded up very ...more

Calls for Boycott of Sochi Olympics by LGBT Advocates Escalate

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in a little over six months in Sochi, Russia. But as the event draws near, athletes who have trained their entire lives for a chance to win Olympic gold find themselves in a difficult, and perhaps risky, situation. Human rights and LGBT activists are calling for the Games to be relocated or boycotted while Russia is standing firm on its draconian anti-gay laws. ...more
fyi - A number of gay Olympians, including Greg Louganis and Robbie Rogers, have publicly said ...more

Calls for Boycott of Sochi Olympics by LGBT Advocates Escalate

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in a little over six months in Sochi, Russia. But as the event draws near, athletes who have trained their entire lives for a chance to win Olympic gold find themselves in a difficult, and perhaps risky, situation. Human rights and LGBT activists are calling for the Games to be relocated or boycotted while Russia is standing firm on its draconian anti-gay laws. ...more
@elaineR.N. the triumph of Jesse Owens. was indeed an historical teaching moment. And since it's ...more

Girls Can Play Football in Catholic Youth League AND There's a New Pope

It was a huge Title IX victory in Pennsylvania this morning, as a 12-year-old girl from Philadelphia won her crusade to play football for a Catholic Youth team. Caroline Pia, who has played organized football since kindergarten and for the past two years was an All Star guard and defensive end, was told last fall the no-girls rule would be enforced in her Bucks County league....more
@Nelle Douville - great comment!more

The Unwitting Diplomat: NBA Star Dennis Rodman Meets with Korea's Kim Jong Un

Did you hear that former NBA star Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are new BFFs? Everyone is shaking their head about the fact that Rodman (aka the Worm) is the first American to speak with the supreme leader - the master of a nuclear weapons platform that threatens the civilized world....more
@Grace Hwang Lynch  Kimmel tried to transcribe and translate Rodman's answers from the ABC ...more

Female Player Blazes Trail at NFL Regional Combine

Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old from New York City,  will make history March 2 when she becomes the first female to ever participate in a regional NFL Draft Combine according to  NFL.com ....more
Injury limits SIlberman to just two kick-offs. Not the result many were hoping for - but kudos ...more

Haven't Had Time To Watch All The Oscar Contenders? We've Got Your Cliffs Notes!

With NINE nominees in the Best Picture category alone, it's not easy to watch every film up for an award at this year's 85th Annual Academy Awards. Tomorrow night we'll be live-tweeting the event (follow @blogherpop to play along), and I personally will be taking a shot every time host Seth MacFarlane slips in to his Stewie Griffin voice (Oscars drinking game anyone?) so expect the tweeting to get saucier as the night goes on....more
saw Armour last night and was blown away but it's Argo FTW.more

What Do You Plan To Do On Super Bowl Sunday?

Next Sunday, the 47th annual Super Bowl football game will be telecast live from New Orleans. The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens, as millions of Americans watch, cheer, and nosh on buffalo wings and bean dip. Will you be one of them? This week we want to know what you're planning for Super Bowl Sunday. ...more
Annual neighborhood Super Bowl - a 3:30 PST kick-off is the perfect time to get together on a ...more

Is Best Pic Nominee "Silver Linings Playbook" the Best Sports Movie Ever?

The 85th Academy Award nominations are in and one of my fave movies of the year, "Silver Linings Playbook," received eight nods on Thursday. The David O. Russell written/directed film, about a group of neurotic but ultimately lovable characters, defies easy categorization but at it's heart, I think it's a sports movie.  ...more
@brieccles It's probably more of a rom-com but I loved how sports defined the relationship ...more

Nine Year-Old Girl QB Impressive in Boys' Football League [Video]

A highlight reel of a youth football player has become an Internet sensation with two million+ views and counting. Why the big deal? Because the video showcases 9-year-old Utah native Sam Gordon playing in an all-boys tackle football league. And, yeah. Sam is a girl.Posted on YouTube by the Sam's father, Brent (who must be the proudest dad on the planet), the video displays the girl's talent for bursting through coverage, making incredible runs, breaking tackles and making tackles of her own. She also shows that she can take a hard hit -- just like the boys....more
@Red Dirt Kelly No idea why the video was removed but I've added a piece that ABC ran earlier ...more