Gabrielle Union has inked an overall deal with BET Studios through her production company, I’ll Have Another.
The agreement is yet another big move for Paramount Global's BET Studios, which launched in September 2021 as a partnership between Paramount and BET to increase the supply of content from Black creators. and Union's production company is the latest to join its ranks.
BET Studios shows are produced for a number of Paramount Global entities, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+, and BET, in addition to outside parties.
Scott Mills, Chief Executive Officer of BET, said:
“We are thrilled to welcome multihyphenate superstar Gabrielle Union back to BET and to our newest endeavor BET Studios, Through this partnership with I’ll Have Another we are further expanding our commitment to extraordinary diverse storytellers and providing platforms to voices that are integral to the fabric of our culture. We look forward to sharing the amazing projects this partnership will generate.”
Gabrielle Union also commented on her new partnership with BET Studios, adding, “I’ll Have Another believes that culture, community, and individual representation on-screen matters. We’re focused on telling stories centered on the most underrepresented voices, sharing their unique and diverse perspectives. It was important to me that we partner with a studio that supported our vision and BET Studios has done exactly that. I’m excited for this new chapter and what we will accomplish together.”
Aisha Summers Burke, Executive Vice President and General Manager, BET Studios said: “We are proud to collaborate with Gabrielle, a leading Black woman in Hollywood, and her production company I’ll Have Another to continue creating spaces for diverse voices to be seen, heard, and celebrated. Her creativity, intellect and industry expertise along with her ability to authentically connect with audiences are all superb resources that will help propel BET Studios forward.”
Gabrielle Union launched her production company, I’ll Have Another, in 2018.
Kian Gass has been named head of development and production for the company, which focuses on storytelling that centers on marginalized communities, telling stories from their point of view, always looking for authenticity.
Union is attached to star in several projects onthe way from the company, including Netflix’s upcoming The Perfect Find alongside Gina Torres and Keith Powers. Union has also recently served as an executive producer on Disney+’s Cheaper By The Dozen, in which she stars with Zack Braff. That movie came out earlier this year.