Major! Viola Davis' Production Company Signs First-Look Film Deal With Amazon Studios

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November 26th 2018

Viola Davis has secured another bag! The actress and her producing partner and husband, Julius Tennon, have agreed to a first-look film content deal between their production company, JuVee Productions, and Amazon Studios. According to The L.A. Times, details regarding the deal haven't been released.

This move is one of several Amazon has made to enhance the content for its streaming service. According to The Times, the company has already made deals with Jordan Peele and producer Jason Blum.

Amazon Studios exec Jennifer Salke said in a statement that the streaming platform "is passionate about building a home for both new and established filmmakers of all backgrounds, who share the same vision in telling incredible and engaging human stories."

Davis and Tennon reiterated that in their statement regarding the new deal.

"We share the same vision of creating a vast and rich array of narratives that are inclusive and reflective of our world," they said.

Working with Amazon is only the latest big feather JuVee Productions has added to its cap. In August, the company announced it's developing Kiana Davenport's The Shark Dialogues into ABC family drama called Ohana. Lisa Takeuchi Cullen writes the show, which follows JuVee Productions' penchant for telling stories that examine race and culture, such as shows and films like American Koko, The Last Defense, Two Sides and Eve and Lila.

 

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by Monique Jones on November 26th 2018
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