Idris Elbe And Mo Abudu have joined in a historic initiative to “empower and elevate talent from Africa and the Diaspora”.
THE Luther Star’s Green Door Pictures will be tied with Abudu EbonyLife Media on the Plan – the first of its kind on the continent – which will include a development slate of television and film projects as well as continent-wide training programs.
The partnership takes a two-pronged approach: building TV and film capabilities and producing “global large-scale productions”.
Green Door and EbonyLife’s development slate will tell stories set in Africa or the African Diaspora and will be targeted at the global market, focusing on “bringing authentic, Afro-centric stories that resonate with audiences around the world.” “.
Meanwhile, the pair will use EbonyLife’s Creative Academy in Lagos, Nigeria as a model for a set of similar programs that will be replicated across the continent. New education and mentorship initiatives will be launched to help foster both the lost generation and a new generation of creative professionals in Africa and the Diaspora.
Abudu, whose EbonyLife outfit has deals with Netflix, Sony Pictures Television and Westbrook Studios, has been a champion of African TV and film for years and is currently working on a Starz drama about Queen Nzinga, who counts 50 Cent as PE.
“Our mission is to provide the industry’s best in education, mentorship and production opportunities, so that our graduates can become valuable contributors to the global media landscape,” Abudu said. “We plan to kick off and explore the best of African and Black stories to offer global audiences.”
Elba said he had “always been passionate about using my platform to make a positive impact.”
“By partnering with Mo, we aim to provide free, world-class education to the next generation of storytellers and bring their authentic voices to the fore,” he added.
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