Netflix continues to make history both on-screen and off. Because, the streaming giant has just signed Janet Mock to a landmark overall deal.
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In an announcement made today, it was revealed that Mock has become the first transgender woman to ink such a partnership with a major media company.
A multi-year, multi-million dollar deal, it’ll see Mock provide the big N with exclusive first-look rights to her TV and feature film projects.
The first fruit of the partnership positions Mock as an executive producer and director on Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming Netflix series ‘Hollywood.’
Interestingly, the deal won’t prohibit Mock from continuing with her role as writer/episode-director on Murphy’s FX hit ‘Pose.’
Already on Mock’s developmental slate are college drama chronicling a young trans woman, a series about New Orleans after the abolishment of slavery, and a reboot of a classic sitcom.
Speaking on the deal, Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland said:
“As a best-selling author, producer and director, Janet Mock has demonstrated she knows how to bring her vision to thrilling, vivid life. She’s a groundbreaker and creative force who we think will fit right in here at Netflix.”
Mock herself added on the opportunities the partnership presents:
“…there’s potential to introduce hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people, and showing people who may not understand us, that we can tell our own stories.”