Jennifer Lopez and her partners at Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, have inked a first-look deal at Netflix. Through this deal, Medina, Goldsmith-Thomas and Lopez will develop and produce content that showcases the work of underrepresented and marginalized groups.
“Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. In partnering with her and Nuyorican, we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world,” Scott Stuber of Netflix said.
This news comes on the heels of Lopez finalizing deals to star in two upcoming Netflix projects, The Mother and The Cipher. The team at Nuyorican Productions also played a part in producing Hustlers, which now resides at Hulu.
“I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. 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,” Lopez added.
“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.”