The Oscar winner has also launched a production company, with WME’s Brian Clisham set to run it alongside her.
Octavia Spencer is putting down roots at Disney’s 20th Century Fox Television.The Oscar winner (The Help) has signed a three-year pod deal with the studio and launched a production company, Orit Entertainment, with partner Brian Clisham. Under the pact, Orit will produce television and film projects across all genres with a focus on inspiring and uplifting fare.
Those projects will be in the same vein of the feature films and series in which she has starred. “I decided to partner with Brian because, as an agent, he was instrumental in shaping my career,” Spencer said Monday in a statement. “He has always understood my desire to work with a diverse group of talent both in front of and behind the scenes. I trust his taste and his counsel and know he will thrive in this new role. We are always on the same page and most importantly, have a lot fun!”
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