Michael B. Jordan Launches Production Company, Enters Exclusive 1st-Look Agreement for TV and Film with Skydance, Sets Up First Project

April 20th 2017
Michael B. Jordan in Los Angeles Michael B. Jordan in Los Angeles Skydance, a diversified media company behind hits films like "Star Trek Beyond," "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation," "Terminator Genisys," "World War Z," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Jack Reacher," and much more, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive, multi-year first-look agreement for both television and feature film production with Michael B. Jordan and his newly formed production company Outlier Productions. The first project under the agreement between Skydance and Outlier is an original scripted television series titled "Apollo Park," which tells the story of a young basketball player’s rapid rise to professional fame, and the effects of his success on his family and community back in inner-city Detroit. Eric Amadio, whose new series "Snowfall" (set during the 1980s crack epidemic, which John Singleton is also involved in) just received a 10-episode order at FX, co-created "Apollo Park" together with Jordan. Amadio is also set to write the series. Michael B. Jordan will serve as executive producer alongside Amadio, Evan Silverberg, Kenny Goodman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. Jordan has named Wynn Wygal as his Vice President at Outlier. Wynn comes from Mad Chance Productions, where she served as Director of Development. skydancemedia_logo_transparent “Michael is an incredibly gifted actor and storyteller whose proven track record on both the big and small screen together with his boundless ambitions make him an ideal partner for us at Skydance,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media. “We are so excited to team up with Michael and Eric on 'Apollo Park,' a riveting sports drama about courage, perseverance, and family.” “I love telling true, modern stories and 'Apollo Park' – an underdog tale about a very real and very heroic hustler who defies stereotypes and thrives against great odds – has long been a passion project of mine. Eric and I are excited to join forces with the incredible creative team at Skydance to share it with the world,” added Jordan. “I’m also very eager to start this new chapter in my career by launching my production company and I am thrilled to have Wynn join my team.” Jordan will next star as the villain Erik Killmonger in Marvel Studios’ 2018 film "Black Panther," which Ryan Coogler is directing. Skydance has produced 11 feature films, which have cumulatively grossed approximately $4.2 billion in worldwide box office receipts. The Company's current film slate includes "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" with Paramount, out this Friday, October 21, 2016, "Life" with Sony on May 26, 2017, and "Geostorm" with Warner Brothers set for October 20, 2017. Skydance Television was launched in 2013 and is currently slated to produce six original series across multiple networks. Jordan and Outlier Productions are repped by WME, MGMT, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP.
by Shadow and Act on April 20th 2017

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