9 Jun – Jennifer Lopez is the next celebrity to have her production company signing a multi-year first-look deal, and hers will be making such collaboration with Netflix.
The actress' Nuyorican Productions is set to produce multiple projects for the streaming giant that include feature films, TV series, as well as unscripted content - which will have an emphasis on supporting diverse female players in the industry.
"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," she said, referring to her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.
She continued, "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."
Lopez already has two upcoming feature projects for Netflix - the Niki Caro-helmer "The Mother", as well as the adaptation of Isabel Ojeda Maldonado novel, "The Cipher". The former follows a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive. It is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Lopez follows the likes of many actors like her, including Robert Pattinson, Henry Golding, Lili Reinhart, and Ryan Reynolds, who have signed first-look deals with other big studios - with the latter inking such a deal with Paramount.