Anthony Hemingway, who is set to direct the upcoming Nat Geo series “Genius: Aretha,” has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
As part of the new deal, Hemingway will develop and direct new projects via his self-titled Anthony Hemingway Productions banner. Aside from “Genius: Aretha,” Hemingway is also attached to helm the Sterling K. Brown-produced 20th Century Fox TV project “Washington Black,” which was given a script commitment plus penalty by Hulu last year, as Variety exclusively reported.
“We live in a world that has consistently proven that basic opportunity just isn’t enough for people within the BIPOC community. Anthony Hemingway Productions is a cultural incubator and an intergenerational connector; fueling the creation of innovative, inspiring and provocative content across all platforms. I’ve had nothing but wonderful experiences working with Dana Walden, Craig Hunegs and Carolyn Cassidy. The enthusiasm, respect and support they have for empowering artists creating valuable opportunities invested in culture and community, which is our mission at AHP – that was a major selling point,” said Hemingway of his new deal. “I’m also really excited about the feeling that you know you can take your projects anywhere, starting with some of the top tier services (which are apart of my new extended Disney family). couldn’t be happier to call 20th my new production home.”
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