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New Chapter! Gabrielle Union Signs Overall Deal With BET Studios

The award-winning actor’s production company, I’ll Have Another, has am array of amazing projects in the works.

It was announced today (Tuesday, June 7) that BET has  inked an overall deal with Gabrielle Union’s production company, I’ll Have Another for BET Studios. The partnership will supply an increased demand for premium content from Black creators across an array of internal buyers, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+, and BET, in addition to select third-party platforms that are looking out for content from both leading and rising Black creatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome multi-hyphenate superstar Gabrielle Union back to BET and to our newest endeavor BET Studios,” said Scott Mills, chief executive officer, BET. “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.”

I’ll Have Another believes that culture, community, and individual representation on-screen matters,” said Union in a statement. “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.”

“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,” said Aisha Summers Burke, executive vice president and general manager, BET Studios. “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.”

Union launched I'll Have Another in 2018 as a nod to her New York Times best-selling memoir “WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE.” Kian Gass heads up development and production for the company, which focuses on storytelling that is centered around marginalized communities that have specific point of views. 

I’ll Have Another develops broadcast, cable and streaming series’ for television and also has a strong emphasis on feature films in both the studio and independent space. Union is attached to star in many of the company’s projects, including Netflix’s upcoming THE PERFECT FIND opposite Gina Torres and Keith Powers. Union also recently served as Executive Producer on Disney+’s CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN and her hit series LA’S FINEST for Charter/Spectrum, which premiered in 2019 and was the #1 viewed series on the Spectrum on-demand platform.

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