After being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards this year, Mary J. Blige has more reasons to celebrate. The Queen of Hip-Hop & R&B soul has inked a television deal with Lionsgate via her production company.
Mary J. Blige and her newly launched Blue Butterfly production company have signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate. Under the exclusive pact she will develop and produce series as well as have the opportunity to create content across the company’s other business platforms.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate,” the singer/actress said Wednesday in a statement. “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.”
“Mary is a very talented artist, fearless visionary and an incredible human being. We’re delighted to be working with someone with such a powerful and impactful creative voice,” Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs stated.
He continued saying, “Every art she touches blossoms, and we’re humbled she’s chosen us as her home. We look forward to all the exciting new content, Mary, and her Blue Butterfly banner will bring to our television slate and Lionsgate 360 orbit.”
Congrats go out to Mary J. Blige!