EbonyLife Studios has secured yet another major international partnership; this time with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s film production company Westbrook Studios.
The new partnership will birth three new production with heavy African flavouring. The projects include two TV series ‘The Gods’ and ‘Dada Safaris’ and one featured film ‘Are We Getting Married?’.
Announcing the new collaboration, Mo Abudu of EbonyLife wrote;
“We all dream of lofty goals becoming a reality, then one day those dreams come true, I’m proud to announce that our vision of EbonyLife Studios being in partnership with Will and Jada’s Westbrook Studios is now real.”
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“Westbrook’s goal is to create and curate powerful and inclusive content. This is completely in line with our vision at EbonyLife – to tell global African stories from our perspective. Together, we will be developing a slate of projects that reflect our shared goals. We are beyond excited!”
Speaking on the new partnership, Westbrook Studios SVP, Head of International TV & Film, Eli Shibley said: “As we set out to focus our initial slate of international content for the Studio business across a diversified set of key territories and regions, the creative energy and world class artistry coming out of Africa is absolutely undeniable.
“We are thrilled to be working with a best-in-class producer like Mo and her EbonyLife team, to tell stories that uniquely celebrate African characters, perspectives and resonate with fans of great film and television around the world.”
“Dada Safaris” one of the production, is an ‘Afropolitan’ dramedy series. It follows four best friends who, after finding themselves at personal and career dead-ends.
In The Gods, a pair of married Cambridge professors set out to find answers to a surge of natural disasters, but find seven long-forgotten African gods instead.
Are We Getting Married?’, a romantic comedy set in the US follows the story of a girl from a wealthy Nigerian family who falls in love with a nerdy African-American
We cant wait to see the final results to see the productions this new partnership with Westbrook Studios and EbonyLife will bring.
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