Netflix Gets in Business With Queen Latifah TVWeek
Queen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, announced it has inked an exclusive licensing agreement for movies in the U.S. with Netflix.
Flavor Unit, a collaboration between Latifah and Shakim Compere, will make available films from the company to debut on the Netflix television subscription service.
“In the first-look deal, Netflix will have its pick of movies that will debut on the world’s leading Internet television subscription service shortly after their theatrical release from the company that produced box office hits like ‘Bringing Down the House’ and ‘Beauty Shop,’” Netflix announced. “Beginning in spring 2013, Netflix members can exclusively enjoy Flavor Unit titles including the thriller ‘House of Bodies,’ starring Terrence Howard and Peter Fonda, and ‘Percentage,’ starring Ving Rhames, Cam’ron and Macy Gray.”
Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement: “We are delighted to work with Queen Latifah to be the exclusive destination for what are sure to be relevant, entertaining movies. Queen Latifah has a long track record of creating hits and Flavor Unit Entertainment is a fresh and exciting voice in the industry.”
Latifah added: “Shakim and I are thrilled to do business with Netflix. Netflix is such a strong brand and the perfect place to showcase our projects.”