Antoine Fuqua has entered right into a first-look partnership with Netflix, persevering with his relationship with the studio after the profitable drama The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The deal will focus totally on movies and documentary options.
Fuqua additionally introduced Friday the renaming of his manufacturing firm to Hill District Media, from the beforehand titled Fuqua Films. The new title emphasizes his background and roots that translate to his work on the display.
“Working with Netflix on The Guilty was such a rewarding experience, both from an artistic and collaborative point of view,” stated Fuqua. “I’m beyond excited to continue this relationship and expand our slate of films with a partner that shares our vision at Hill District Media.”
The deal comes following the robust opinions for The Guilty, which premiered at this yr’s Toronto Film Festival. Fuqua is at present filming Emancipation starring Will Smith and in addition not too long ago completed the Amazon sequence The Terminal List starring Chris Pratt.
“Antoine is an impactful storyteller who believes art can create meaningful change in the world,” stated Tendo Nagenda, VP Netflix Film. “We had a great collaboration with him on The Guilty and look forward to telling many more stories together in the future.”
Variety was first to report information of the deal.