Spike Lee Signs Multi-Year Film Deal With Netflix

Oscar-winning director Spike Lee has signed a new creative partnership with Netflix – the studio behind his latest film Da 5 Blood – in which he will direct and produce narrative films for the broadcaster for several years.

The deal follows the director’s previous collaborations with Netflix on the Vietnam War film Da 5 Blood, the series She’s Gotta Have It, the film version of Roger Guenveur Smith‘s one-man show Rodney King and Stefon Bristol‘s sci-fi film See You Yesterday.

“There Is No Better Way For Me And My Company 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks To Begin The New Year Than Renew Our Partnership With Ted, Scott And Tendo-Da Fearless Leaders Of NETFLIX. Besides My Joints, We Together Will Focus On The New Diverse Storytellers,” said Lee. “YOUTH MUST BE SERVED. And Dat’s Da Truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.”

Through this collaboration, which will begin in January, Netflix has committed to investing in and financially supporting Spike Lee’s mission to develop new talent and increase representation in the entertainment industry.

“Throughout Spike’s incredible career, his writing and directing have remained searing and insightful about our times, while still being incredibly entertaining,” added Scott Stuber, who serves as Head of Global Film at Netflix. “We’re privileged to enter this new partnership with Spike and look forward to bringing the next chapter of films from Brooklyn’s very own to the world.”

With this new collaboration, we can expect more great films on the platform in the next few years.


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