Antoine Fuqua has signed an total tv cope with Paramount and MTV Leisure Studios, Selection has realized.
The deal comes after Fuqua served as govt producer on the Paramount Plus sequence “Mayor of Kingstown.” The primary season of that sequence concluded in January with a second season on the way in which. Fuqua returns as an EP on Season 2.
Fuqua and his Hill District Media will deal with creating unique scripted and unscripted content material below the deal. 101 Studios, which additionally produces “Mayor of Kingstown,” serves as manufacturing companions on all such initiatives.
“Growing a continued partnership with Paramount & 101 Studios is a large honor and I’m wanting ahead to working collectively on a brand new slate of initiatives” Fuqua mentioned. “They’re nice companions to work with on ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ and share within the imaginative and prescient of what’s to return for Hill District Media.”
Fuqua can be at the moment below a first-look movie deal at Netflix. The acclaimed director is understood for his work on movies resembling “Coaching Day,” the 2 “Equalizer” movies, and “Southpaw” amongst a number of others.
“From ‘Coaching Day’ to ‘South Paw,’ and now ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ Antoine is among the greats,” mentioned Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Leisure Studios. “We’re thrilled to develop our partnership with him and have MTV Leisure Studios as his new TV residence.”
Fuqua has expanded into TV lately, serving as an govt producer not solely on “Mayor of Kingstown,” but in addition on exhibits like “The Resident” and “Shooter.” He’s additionally an govt producer and director on the upcoming Amazon sequence “The Terminal Checklist” starring Chris Pratt and “Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation” at Showtime.
He’s repped by LBI Leisure and legal professional Matt Johnson.
“Antoine is a prolific and impactful storyteller, a implausible collaborator and an all-around nice human,” mentioned David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. “We’re honored to be partnering with him and Hill District Media together with our frequent cohorts at Paramount.”
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