Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Media signs First-Look Deal with a Major Hollywood Studio
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed a first-look deal with EbonyLife Media, a follow-up of the previously established three-project deal in 2018.
Under this new two-year agreement, SPT will have an exclusive first look on all new EbonyLife-controlled scripted television projects created, originated, or developed by or for EbonyLife and intended for global audiences.
According to a statement by the CEO, EbonyLife Media, Mo Abudu, on her Instagram page, the deal makes it Africa’s first first-look deal with a major Hollywood studio.
Talking about the partnership, she says, “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Sony Pictures Television over the last few years, and we are so pleased to be deepening our partnership with them. Taking African storytelling to global audiences is something we are very passionate about, and this new opportunity with Sony gives us a chance to reach massive audiences worldwide with our scripted TV series. So get ready – we are coming to entertain and thrill you!”
Also speaking on the partnership, Nina Lederman, EVP Global Scripted Development for SPT stated that “We are delighted to be broadening our relationship with Mo and the team at EbonyLife, who have created some of the most compelling and successful content in all of Africa. We’re excited to have the opportunity to help bring their soulful African storytelling to platforms serving a global audience.”