The Oscar winner already has an overall deal with Sony for feature films.
Jamie Foxx and producer partner Datari Turner are focusing their TV efforts at ViacomCBS. The two have signed a new deal at MTV Entertainment Group, where they will develop and executive produce original films in the portfolio with a focus on BIPOC filmmakers.
“Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner are creative forces whose talent is immense,” said MTV Entertainment Group EVP and head of talent and content development Trevor Rose. “Together, we share a vision of cultivating emerging BIPOC filmmakers and telling multicultural stories that will make an impact.” Their deal comes for a month at Viacom CBS which refines its streaming approach with the launch of Paramount +.
The group has attempted to elevate the more inclusive story, Angela Bassett and Courtney Bee. Tried to pursue similar deals with Vance (Bassett Vance Productions), Idris Elba (Green Door Films), Salma Hayek (Ventanrossa Productions), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Purple Pebble Pictures), John Leguizamo (Rebel Productions), And Eva Longoria (Unbeatable Entertainment).
For their part, Foxx and Turner signed an overall deal on Sony Pictures Entertainment for feature films. And it was recently announced that they were working on an authorized limited series about controversial boxing veteran Mike Tyson.
The MTV Entertainment Group, led by chairman Chris McCarthy, now includes nine legacy Viacom brands – MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV, CMT, VH1, TV Land, and Logo, as well as MTV Documentary Films.