by Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act
ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group has announced a deal with Jamie Foxx and his producing partner Datari Turner to “develop and executive produce original movies across MTVE’s portfolio with BIPOC filmmakers focused on diverse storytelling.”
The group recently inked similar deals with the likes of Angela Bassett, Idris Elba, Regina Hall, Salma Hayek, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria and Courtney B. Vance.
“Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner are creative forces whose talent is boundless,” said Trevor Rose, EVP, Head of Talent and Content Development for MTV Entertainment Group. “Together, we share a vision of cultivating emerging BIPOC filmmakers and telling multicultural stories that will make an impact.”
MTV Entertainment Group consists of nine brands, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV, CMT, VH1, TV Land, Logo and their respective studios, as well as MTV Documentary Films.