Jamie Foxx has inked a new deal with ViacomCBS MTV Entertainment Group.
The “Ray” star and his producing partner Datari Turner will executive produce original films with Blacks and other people of color. The MTV Entertainment Group consists of MTV, Pop TV, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, CMT, Smithsonian Channel, VH1, TV Land, Logo, and MTV Documentary Films.
Trevor Rose EVP, Head of Talent and Content Development for MTV Entertainment Group, confirmed the new partnership.
“Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner are creative forces whose talent is boundless. Together, we share a vision of cultivating emerging BIPOC filmmakers and telling multicultural stories that will make an impact.”
Foxx’s deal is just the latest in the string of MTVE executive producer deals with Black creators. Idris Elba, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, and Regina Hall are among the Black actors who have partnered with the company.
Elsewhere in his illustrious career, Foxx has landed a role as Mike Tyson in a new mini-series about the legendary boxer’s life and career. He has also been nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award for his stellar performance in “Just Mercy.”