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Prolific Creator Mara Brock Akil Inks Multi-Year Deal With Netflix to Produce Original Content

Black women in media are scoring big this week. Prolific creator and showrunner Mara Brock Akil has much more in the works with Netflix this week besides the premiere of her show โ€œGirlfriends.โ€ The streaming giant has just announced Akil as a new creative partner for an overall deal with the media platform and its Strong Black Lead division, according to Shadow and Act . ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจREALLY BIG NEWS!!!!๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ Netflix has partnered with Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) for a multi-year deal to write and produce all-new, original scripted content, as well as other creative projects. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ โ€” Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) September 9, 2020 In her multi-year deal with Netflix, Akil will reportedly write and produce scripted content in addition to other creative projects with the streaming medium. โ€œIt is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goalsโ€”telling human stories for a global audience,โ€...

Njera Perkins

Sep 9, 2020