Multiple award winning singer and actor, Jennifer Lopez has signed a multi-year first look deal with Netflix.
The deal means Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions will produce a slate of film and television content for the streaming giants. The content, both scripted and unscripted will showcase diverse female actors, writers, and also filmmakers.
Lopez co-runs Nuyorican Productions with her Benny Medina and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.
Already, Jennifer Lopez has two feature projects with Netflix in production. The Mother helmed by Mulan director, Niki Caro and The Cipher, based on the Isabel Ojeda Maldonado novel.
About The Mother and The Cipher
The Mother follows a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive. Screenplay by Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green with current revisions by Andrea Berloff.
The Cipher is about FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera, who finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online. The codes correspond to recent murders, designed to lure her into a cat-and-mouse chase.
Speaking on the deal, Netflix’s head of Global films, Scott Stuber said
“Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. In partnering with her and Nuyorican, we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world,”
Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV also added,
“Jennifer is a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation around the world. For years she and the team at Nuyorican have brought a distinctive voice to entertainment, and I’m looking forward to working with her and the team to create new series for our members to love.”
Lopez herself had this to say,
“I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward-leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past. We at Nuyorican Productions are thrilled to find like-minded partners in Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Bela Bajaria, and the whole team and look forward to getting to work right away.”
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