FILMMAKER ZACK SNYDER BECOMES AMBASSADOR TO THE USA BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

Dec. 06, 2019, 4:41 p.m. (ET)

Los Angeles, CA (December 6, 2019) – Filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Batman v. Superman) has been appointed an Ambassador to the USA Badminton Association. Snyder is a long-time badminton enthusiast, and it has been a significant part of his life for decades. Recently in 2015, he began working with coach Alistair Casey and the USA Badminton Association.

"It's an incredible game,” said Snyder. “It captured my imagination, and I'm excited to support the Association as an ambassador.”

USA Badminton Interim CEO Linda French states “I am thrilled about announcing Zack’s association and ambassadorship with USA Badminton, I am confident that we will be able to further increase his passion, love and support for our sport and athletes in the coming years.

As our Ambassador Zack will bring increased publicity, fundraising and commercial opportunities to USA Badminton. His participation may spark Hollywood to embrace the healthy badminton lifestyle and we may even try to encourage him into making a badminton movie!"

USA Badminton, https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Badminton, which has members nationwide, oversees sanctioned tournaments nationwide, develops grassroots initiatives to foster increased participation in the sport, certifies and educates coaches and prepares the best players in the nation to excel in international competition, including the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships and World Junior Championships, among many others. USAB also hosts major national events such as the US Adult National Championships, US Junior National Championships, and the upcoming 2020 U.S. Open, a World Tour 300 Event in the lead-up to the 2028 Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles.

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association reported that approximately 1,362,000 people play badminton frequently in the US. Badminton is truly a growing sport in the US as well as on the international level.

ABOUT ZACK SNYDER

Director, Writer, Producer and Director of Photography Zack Snyder is best known for his groundbreaking approach to filmmaking. He is a masterful worldbuilder both narratively and technically, often creating new universes while fearlessly redefining genres. He produces through his company The Stone Quarry, which he co-founded with wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder.

Snyder is currently developing a wide range of projects in various stages of development under his Stone Quarry banner, including THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH, in which a photograph becomes the catalyst for a journey two men undertake into the rugged wilderness of South America; and a new original anime series set in the world of Norse mythology for Netflix with Jay Oliva. This continues the longstanding creative partnership between Snyder and Oliva, spanning over a dozen live action feature films. Snyder is in post-production on the epic zombie action-thriller ARMY OF THE DEAD, which he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and directed for Netflix, is producing WONDER WOMAN 1984, the highly anticipated sequel, set for release in June 2020 and executive producing an equally highly anticipated title THE BATMAN starring Robert Pattinson, which will be directed by Matt Reeves.

Previous credits include: BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, MAN OF STEEL, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, 300, SUCKER PUNCH, LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE, DAWN OF THE DEAD, WATCHMEN, and SNOW, STEAM, IRON.