It’s a big one!
Multitalented Natasha Rothwell has got the headlines buzzing and yes we love!
The actress and producer has signed a multi-year overall deal with ABC Signature and it’s mouthwatering indeed, talk an eight figure deal.
Under the partnership which is in conjunction with Disney General Entertainment’s BIPOC Creator Initiative led by Tara Duncan, Rothwell will develop new projects for television via her Big Hattie Productions, Deadline reports.
Although details are sketchy at the moment, it is said to be a three-year pact deal in the eight-figure range.
“Natasha is the real deal triple threat. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years and have loved watching her career blossom in front of and behind the camera,” said Duncan. “It’s an honor to provide a platform for one of the best comedic talents in the business.”
“I echo Tara’s sentiments – we love Natasha and are so excited she will join the ABC Signature family,” said Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature. “This is a coup for our studio, and we’re honored to support this gifted storyteller as she sets out not just to entertain but to change the television landscape for the better.”
Rothwell over the last five years has been a cast member and producer on Issa Rae’s Peabody Award-winning HBO series Insecure, for which she has received two NAACP Image Award nominations. Before that, Rothwell wrote for Saturday Night Live and wrote and starred in the original sketch series Netflix Presents: The Characters. She can also be seen in the features Love, Simon, Sonic The Hedgehog and Wonder Woman 1984. She is currently the voice of Mommy Shark in the Nickelodeon series Baby Shark.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be starting this next chapter with ABC Signature! I’m beyond grateful to have the incomparable Tara Duncan in my corner along with Jonnie Davis and Tracy Underwood, who have welcomed me into the Disney Family with open arms,” said Rothwell. “It was important to me to find a studio partner that would not only honor my vision and my voice as a storyteller, but also one that shared my hunger for stories that broaden the limited scope with which BIPOCs have traditionally been viewed–– stories where our humanity isn’t a plot point or up for debate but it’s understood, celebrated and explored in new and interesting ways. That’s why I’m so thrilled to be partnering with ABC Signature, and to have the opportunity to tell thoughtful, nuanced stories that center marginalized voices–– stories that dare to subvert expectations all under the banner of Big Hattie Productions. Y’all better buckle up.”