Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions has just signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal will result in feature films, TV series, and unscripted content coming to the streamer, all with an emphasis on diverse female actors, writers and filmmakers. Lopez co-runs Nuyorican Productions with her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.
“I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix,” Lopez said in a statement. “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.”
There are already multiple projects in the works, including Niki Caro‘s The Mother, which follows a deadly female assassin who comes out of hiding to teach her daughter how to survive, and The Cipher, which is based on Isabel Ojeda Maldonado’s novel of the same name.
“Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix’s Head of Global Films. “In partnering with her and Nuyorican we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world.”