Janet Mock signs historical deal with Netflix

Today, @JanetMock makes history as the very first Black trans female to establish a general offer with a major studio.

” … there’s potential to introduce hundreds of countless viewers to trans individuals, and revealing people who may not comprehend us, that we can inform our own stories.” pic.twitter.com/nXhaW0STvo

— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) June 19, 2019

As part of the pact formed with Netflix, Mock will handle the role of executive producer and director for the upcoming Netflix series Hollywood, developed by Glee manufacturer Ryan Murphy Mock is also currently getting to work on ideas of her one. One of the very first jobs she will deal with for Netflix is a college drama following a young trans female. She is likewise dealing with a series about New Orleans in the wake of slavery’s abolishment and a reboot of an unnamed comedy.

Mock joins a small however growing group of non-binary and trans manufacturers who are helping to broaden the scope of the home entertainment market. Lilly and Lana Wachowski, developers of The Matrix and Netflix’s Sense8, are possibly the most prominent trans women in business while Jill Soloway, who recognizes as non-binary, has a significant contract with Amazon Studios.

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