Emmy Award-winning journalist and legal analyst Sunny Hostin has announced that she is launching a new production company called Roots & Wings. Hostin’s imprint will look to amplify voices in Hollywood that are often overlooked and neglected.
“I want to make sure that someone watches and knows that seeing an Afro Latina journalist on screen is a possibility,” Hostin told Variety.
“We’re going to create really intentional premium and diverse content together that centers on women and people of color, as well as people in the LGBTQ+ community — stories that I think will be fresh and that you haven’t seen before.”
Hostin is already off to a fast start. She’s already locked in projects with ABC Signature, Octavia Spencer and Ridley Scott. Her early look will center around her latest novel, Summer on the Bluffs, and her career as a federal prosecutor.
“As a federal prosecutor, I sought justice by telling the stories of victims. As a legal journalist, I report the stories of headlines around the country. As an author, I’ve told my story as well as created stories centering on people of color,” Hostin explained.
“I am now so incredibly honored to also actualize stories behind the camera. It’s thrilling to be able to showcase creators of color and to bring their inspiring stories to life and to uplift a new wave of representation on screen.”