Antoine Fuqua signs TV deal with The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company announced today that they have signed an exclusive first-look television deal with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Southpaw). Fresh off of their collaboration together on Southpaw, this will be a multi-year deal where TWC will have first-look options with Fuqua to direct, develop or produce his television projects. This will mark TWC’s first overall deal since moving into television.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Antoine. We have been lucky enough to work with some of the best storytellers in the business. Antoine has a unique vision that is all his own,” said Harvey Weinstein, TWC Co-Chairman. “His ability to take the adrenaline of action and emotion of drama, weaving them together, makes him one of the best contemporary directors and producers in our industry. We look forward to adding his powerhouse strength to our TV division.”
Said director Antoine Fuqua, “It’s a great time to work in TV with the type of high-quality caliber shows that are out there now. Harvey, Bob and the entire Weinstein team have been great collaborators, so I can’t think of a better studio to partner with on this endeavor.”
Fuqua’s next directorial effort is a remake of The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. Currently in post-production, it is set for a September 23, 2016 release. He will also executive produce a pilot for a “Training Day” TV series for CBS.
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