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Academy Award Winner Regina King Signs First-Look Deal With Netflix

King is having quite a 2019! She is the recipient of this year’s Black Girls Rock! Star Power Award; she she won an Oscar for her performance in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’; and, as detailed in this May 2019 article, now has a mutliyear deal to produce series and films for Netflix.

Regina King wearing dress by Zac Posen attends National Board of Review 2019 Gala (Photo credit: lev radin /

Netflix formally announced on Wednesday signing Academy Award winner Regina King to a multiyear first-look deal.

According to Deadline, she will produce films and series for the streaming service through her Royal Ties production company.

“Regina King is a multifaceted talent both behind and in front of the camera,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “She’s been a trailblazer for years, with boundless creativity and impeccable taste in projects, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she will bring her formidable talents to Netflix.”

“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family,” King said. “They are at the top of their game, and as an artist I am so excited to come play in this wonderful sandbox they have created for storytellers.”

The actor, director and producer was recently named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. She also won an Academy Award for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, along with receiving her third Emmy Award for her role in Seven Seconds.

King is the latest Hollywood producer to join the streaming platform, including Kenya Barris, Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.


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