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Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions signs a multi-year deal with Netflix

Lopez already has two feature projects in the works at Netflix including the Niki Caro directed, The Mother.

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jun 07, 2021
 
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Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix that includes feature films, TV series and unscripted content. The deal emphasises on projects that support diverse female actors, writers and filmmakers. Nuyorican Productions is co-run by Jennifer Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

The actress already has two feature projects under this deal that are in the works at the stream including The Mother, directed by Niki Caro and The Cipher based on a novel by Isabel Ojeda Maldonado. The Mother follows a deadly female assassin who comes out of her retirement to teach her daughter how to survive. Lopez is also currently training for the role, with filming scheduled for this autumn and the film set for release in Q4 2022.

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Jennifer Lopez said in a statement that she was excited about her new partnership with Netflix and described netflix as a ’forward leaning content creation company’. And also that Netflix seeks to defy conventional wisdom. She added that it was great to find like minded patterns such as Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber and Bela Bajaria. Lopez said the whole team is looking forward to starting their work together.

Scott Stuber, Netflix Head of Global Films, said regarding the deal that Jennifer Lopez has been a force in the entertainment world and this partnership with her company would bring impactful stories of joy and inspiration to audiences around the world.

Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV, added that Jennifer Lopez’s creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world. She also praised Nuyorican Productions for bringing a distinctive voice to entertainment. “I’m looking forward to working with her and the team to create new series for our members to love,” she said.

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