This is a huge deal for Netflix! Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Netflix. The news first confirmed by Variety confirms that Lopez, along with producing partners Benny Medina and president of Nuyorican Productions Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, will produce a slate of film and television content, both scripted and unscripted, that showcase diverse female actors, writers, and filmmakers.
Two Netflix features starring Lopez, ”The Mother, directed by Niki Caro (“Mulan”), and The Cipher, based on the novel of the same name by Isabel Ojeda Maldonado by the streamer.”
Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global films, said in a prepared statement,
“Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. In partnering with her and Nuyorican, we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world,”
Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV, praised Lopez as
a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation around the world.
For years, she and the team at Nuyorican have brought a distinctive voice to entertainment, and I’m looking forward to working with her and the team to create new series for our members to love.”
Jennifer Lopez commented on the news stating:
“I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward-leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past,”
“We at Nuyorican Productions are thrilled to find like-minded partners in Ted Sarandos, Scott Stuber, Bela Bajaria and the whole team and look forward to getting to work right away.”