Netflix signs major deal with Pose producer Janet Mock
Netflix has signed a major development deal with transgender TV producer Janet Mock.
Mock, who has produced, written and directed for acclaimed LGBT-themed FX series Pose, confirmed she had signed up to an exclusive deal to develop new shows for the streaming giant.
Janet Mock is first transgender woman of colour to sign major development deal
She announced: “I’m excited to announce that I am partnering with Netflix to tell stories on a global platform.
“So proud to join the ranks of digital content moguls as the first trans woman to call her own creative shots at a major content company.”
In a video, she explained: “I, of course, will be writing and directing and developing a few hush-hush projects I can’t really talk about.
“One of them is a half-hour drama, and another is a college series, so I’m really excited for that.”
She added: “This is the first kind of deal of its kind for a trans person, no less a trans woman of colour.
“84 percent of Americans say they don’t know or work with a trans person, so there’s potential now with Netflix’s worldwide audience to introduce hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people, showing people who may not understand us that we can tell our own stories, ”
The deal follows Netflix’s similar arrangement with Pose and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, who is working on multiple new shows for the platform.
Today, @JanetMock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.
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