Janelle Monáe’s work with Universal Pictures is blossoming right into a extra fruitful relationship. Wondaland Pictures, the movie division of her Wondaland multimedia firm, has inked a first-look manufacturing cope with Universal.
Deadline reviews Wondaland and Universal will accomplice to create a wide range of new content material that can cross many alternative genres. The collaboration goals to uplift the often-underserved voices of coloration and have “groundbreaking” views.
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Thank you to your perception in @wondaland Donna Langley & Universal . We sit up for occurring this journey ! To our friends & fellow creatives we are able to’t wait to collaborate with you . Family, mates, & day one supporters we hope to make you proud . We are humbled by the chance. 🙏🏾 #WondalandPictures 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬 “Universal Pictures announced that the studio has entered into a first-look production agreement with Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Pictures, the film division of her multimedia company Wondaland. 🎬 Alongside its creative in-house team of executives including CEO Monáe, Managing Partner Mikael Moore, Creative Director Chuck Lightning and Executive Producer Nate Wonder, Wondaland and Universal Pictures will develop multi-genre content with an emphasis on championing underrepresented voices and groundbreaking perspectives. 🎬 “There is an exciting, artistic revolution taking place in our industry, and Janelle and the talented team at Wondaland are at the forefront,” mentioned Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “Their forward-thinking, inclusive approach to content and storytelling make them a perfect fit for our studio.” 🎬 The deal additional strengthens the collaborative relationship between Monáe and Universal: She stars in Universal’s upcoming Robert Zemeckis-directed film Welcome to Marwen, opening Dec. 21, and Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet due out subsequent 12 months.”
“There is an exciting, artistic revolution taking place in our industry, and Janelle and the talented team at Wondaland are at the forefront,” Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley mentioned in an announcement. “Their forward-thinking, inclusive approach to content and storytelling make them a perfect fit for our studio.”
Monáe, who launched her critically acclaimed album Dirty Computer in April, is already making her mark in Hollywood because of roles in movies similar to Hidden Figures. She shall be starring within the Robert Zemeckis-directed flick Welcome to Marwen, which hits theaters on December 21, and Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet, which is due out in 2019.