Yahya Abdul-Mateen II creates production company, signs deal with Netflix
Wwith actor credits which include “The Get Down”, “Aquaman” and “Candyman”, actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has brought a wide range of narratives to large and small screens. For his next act he is focusing on expanding his repertoire as a producer. According to Variety, he recently launched his own production company and signed a partnership with Netflix.
Through his production imprint, House Eleven10 – a nickname derived from his childhood home in Oakland – the Emmy-winning actor aims to highlight various narratives. By capturing stories about underrepresented communities, he hopes to amplify the perspectives and work of those the entertainment industry has ostracized.
âI want our films and shows to be moving in their construction of the world and dynamic in their character. We want to use a creative process that leaves room for magic and humanity in various narrative universes and in all genres, âhe said in a statement, according to the outlet. “House Eleven10 seeks to showcase the talent of traditionally under-represented or neglected communities within the industry by including various filmmakers, writers and staff throughout our projects.”
Through the deal with Netflix, Abdul-Mateen will produce and star in projects featured on the subscription streaming service.
The Abdul-Mateen deal is one of the few partnerships Netflix has forged with black creators. In September, screenwriter, producer and director Gina Atwater– best known for her work on HBO’s “Westworld” – signed a deal with the company. One month before the announcement of Atwater’s partnership, Power Creator Courtney kemp signed an eight-figure, four-year contract with Netflix.
âI am incredibly excited to join the Netflix family and continue to develop the type of entertainment End of Episode is known for – a diverse, multilingual, social media powered, social media powered series,â Kemp said in a statement. on partnership.
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