Westbrook Studios and EbonyLife Studios, Nigeria’s foremost media group devoted to creating world-class and genuine African tales, has introduced they’re partnering on a multi-project slate of co-produced movie and tv tasks every linked to the African continent.
The deal is the primary of its variety for Westbrook Studios in Africa and is consultant of the studio’s bigger mission to work as a artistic and industrial catalyst with best-in-class creators, producers, and content material platforms in bringing numerous tales and characters to life for international audiences.
“As we got down to focus our preliminary slate of worldwide content material for the Studio enterprise throughout a diversified set of key territories and areas, the artistic power and world class artistry popping out of Africa is completely plain,” stated Westbrook Studios SVP, Head of Worldwide TV & Movie, Eli Shibley.
Shibley stated his agency was so thrilled to be working with a best-in-class producer like Mo and her EbonyLife staff to inform tales that uniquely have a good time African characters and views and resonate with followers of nice movie and tv world wide.
“All of us dream of lofty targets turning into a actuality, then someday these desires come true,” stated EbonyLife CEO, Mo Abudu. “I am proud to announce that our imaginative and prescient of EbonyLife Studios being in partnership with Will and Jada’s Westbrook Studios is now actual. Westbrook’s objective is to create and curate highly effective and inclusive content material. That is fully in step with our imaginative and prescient at EbonyLife – to inform international African tales from our perspective. Collectively, we will likely be growing a slate of tasks that replicate our shared targets. We’re past excited” he added.
Beneath the partnership, the 2 studios will produce two collection and one movie challenge, starting from a cosmopolitan feminine dramedy to an Afrofuturistic journey collection. The tasks embody:
“Dada Safaris,” is an Afropolitan dramedy collection. It follows 4 greatest pals who, after discovering themselves at private and profession lifeless ends, take a leap to the wild aspect when one in every of them inherits her late husband’s long-forgotten family-owned safari lodge and invitations her pals to hitch her newfound purpose- renovating and relaunching the enterprise.
In “The Gods,” a pair of married Cambridge professors got down to discover solutions to a surge of pure disasters, however discover seven lengthy forgotten African gods as a substitute. Enlisting the assistance of two divine African kids who can talk with the immortals, this unlikely staff should discover the key behind the awakening of the gods earlier than the world as they know it’s without end modified.
“Are We Getting Married?” is a comedy characteristic set within the U.S. and tells the story of the daughter of an embarrassingly rich Nigerian household who falls in love with a nerdy however charming African American from Atlanta and their choice to get married. Whereas the couple hopes for an intimate ceremony, their mother and father produce other concepts, and they’re confronted with the choice of both standing their floor or agreeing to have the massive Yoruba by means of Atlanta marriage ceremony they by no means needed.
Westbrook Studios tv tasks embody: the just lately introduced Amend: The Struggle for America, a strong, six-part, multimedia docuseries which makes use of a groundbreaking narrative format to discover the Fourteenth Modification by means of the lens of American historical past, posing the query, what does “u.s.” actually imply; a two-season order of Bel-Air, the dramatic reboot of Will Smith’s iconic ‘The Contemporary Prince Of Bel-Air’ from Peacock in an unprecedented deal primarily based on a spec pitch. The collection is about to be written and directed by Morgan Cooper, the filmmaker whose brief fan movie garnered Smith’s consideration when it went viral.