EbonyLife Media

Idris Elba & Mo Abudu strike co-pro partnership to champion African & Diaspora talent

Luther: The Fallen Sun star Idris Elba and Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu have partnered to jointly develop and co-produce a TV and film slate offering talent from Africa and its Diaspora new paths into the industry. Through their respective production companies, Green Door Pictures (Hijack) and EbonyLife Media (Reclaim, Dada Safaris), they will create […]

BBC Studios strikes development deal with Nigeria’s EbonyLife

BBC Studios Drama Productions in the UK has formed a development partnership with Nigerian media exec Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, the founder and CEO of entertainment network EbonyLife Media. The deal will see BBC Studios Drama Productions develop a new action-adventure series alongside EbonyLife Media, titled Reclaim. Written by Brit Rowan Athale (The Rise, Strange But True), […]

Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios partners with EbonyLife to tell African stories

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Nigerian media company EbonyLife Media are partnering on a multi-project scripted slate connected to Africa. Under the partnership, the two studios will produce two series and one film project including an “Afropolitan” dramedy series Dada Safaris, which follows four friends who mke a go of running a […]

Sony Pictures TV partners with Nigeria’s EbonyLife to take African scripted global

Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) international production division has forged an exclusive two-year first-look deal with Nigerian media company EbonyLife Media in a pact intended to bring African stories to global audiences. The agreement, which commenced last month, will see the two companies partner to develop scripted series focused on African culture, with SPT getting the […]

Netflix ‘a trailblazer’ in Africa for its approach to development & production

Netflix has been described as a “trailblazer” for its approach to developing and producing shows from Africa during a session at the Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA), which ended yesterday. More than 120 projects have been pitched, while panel sessions have explored financing scripted product and producing for OTT services, plus discussions with execs including The Ink […]