Director, producer, writer, and actress Issa Rae is continuing to level up as she preps for her next ventures in 2019, and she is looking for fresh upcoming diverse writers to bring with her!
The co-creator and star of HBO’s hit series “Insecure” just signed a multi-year production deal with Columbia Pictures for her ColorCreative production company.
Apparently, the deal will serve as a mentorship program and studio diversity initiative where chosen participants will work alongside Rae to write and develop original content for feature films.
“Working with Bryan Smiley (Columbia’s VP of Production) and Columbia Pictures to further the mission ColorCreative set out to achieve four years ago in creating access for underrepresented writers, has been a dream come true,” Rae said about her new deal. “All of the projects we are working on are fresh and promising and we can’t wait to continue the work. We hope to set a precedent and inspire the industry at large to invest in undiscovered talent, original IP, and fresh stories and perspectives.”
Columbia Pictures is just as eager about their new venture with the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, saying, “Issa is a force of nature, and a magnet for talented people. We couldn’t be more excited to join her in her mission to pave the way for fresh and authentic voices,” said President of Columbia Pictures, Sandford Panitch.