RuPaul has brought “real” to the screen with his growing suite of reality shows – including the Emmy-winning ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’
Yet, the media maven has more up his sleeve.
For, he has inked a seismic new deal with Sony Pictures TV that is centred around the creation of scripted projects.
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Having freshly launched production company RuCo and installed former State Street Pictures exec, Jay Marcus, as Head of Film and TV, RuPaul has signed a first-look scripted TV deal with Sony Pictures TV that has a specific focus.
The partnership will see RuCo produce scripted projects with an emphasis on queer, character-driven dramas, comedies, and animated shows anchored in RuPaul’s brand of empowerment, humor, and music.
Speaking about the pact, RuPaul said:
“Not only I am thrilled and honored to join the Sony Pictures Television family, but I’m also extremely grateful for the opportunity to tell unique stories that push the conversation forward.”
In a personal and emotional additional remark, Sony TV co-president Jason Clodfelter said:
“As a kid in high school, I was mocked for dancing to RuPaul’s hit song ‘Supermodel.’ I never imagined then how many walls Ru would break down for the LGBTQIA+ and straight allied communities alike. Ru’s love for all people correlates to the cultural specificity we crave in our storytelling at Sony Pictures Television. We are honored to be a part of Ru’s continued history making journey.”
More power to Ru!