Janet Mock is poised to make history.
The writer, producer, and director of FX’s smash series “Pose” has just signed a landmark sweeping deal at Netflix, making her the first out transgender woman empowered to call the creative shots at a major content provider.
According to Variety, the three-year multimillion-dollar pact gives the streaming giant exclusive rights to her TV series and a first-look option on all her feature film projects.
Mock will serve as an executive producer and director on Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming Netflix series “Hollywood,” through this deal and continue her role as writer-director on Murphy’s FX series “Pose,” an LGBTQ drama set in New York City’s competitive ballroom scene.
This Netflix deal will empower and enable Mock to create programs that employ and highlight communities that have historically been outwardly ignored by Hollywood.
Mock herself occupies a space as a woman of color and a highly visible trans person and having someone in a key decision making, and creative position will allow more stories like hers to be shared.