Antoine Fuqua forms first look partnership with Netflix
James R | On 04, Dec 2021
Antoine Fuqua has entered into a first-look partnership with Netflix.
Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen, Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Tears of the Sun and King Arthur.
Most recently, he directed and executive produced What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, for HBO, which was a winner at the 2020 PGA Awards in the Outstanding Sports Program category and the 2020 Sports Emmys in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category. This year, his HBO sports documentary The Day Sports Stood Still also received a Critics Choice Documentary Award nomination. His company also produced Quibi’s movie in chapter #FreeRayshawn, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James, which won two Emmy awards.
And, even more recently than that, he recently helmed The Guilty, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which was released on Netflix in October. Now, he’s continuing his relationship with the streamer. In addition to directing, the deal will focus primarily on films and documentary features.
Fuqua has also announced the renaming of his production company, previously titled Fuqua Films, to Hill District Media. The new name emphasises his background and roots that translate to his work on the screen.
He says: “Working with Netflix on The Guilty was such a rewarding experience, both from an artistic and collaborative point of view,” said Fuqua. “I’m beyond excited to continue this relationship and expand our slate of films with a partner that shares our vision at Hill District Media.”
Tendo Nagenda, VP Netflix Film, adds: “Antoine is an impactful storyteller who believes art can create meaningful change in the world. We had a great collaboration with him on The Guilty and look forward to telling many more stories together in the future.”