Academy award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee has signed the dotted lines of a multi-year creative partnership with streaming giant, Netflix which will see, the 64 year old Oscar winner directing and producing narrative features for the streaming giant, according to Deadline.
Through the collaboration, Netflix will push forward Lee’s mission through investment and provision of financial support to develop new talent and increase representation across the entertainment industry.
Lee confirmed the new partnership in a statement,
“There Is No Better Way For Me And My Company 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks To Begin The New Year Than Renew Our Partnership With Ted, Scott And Tendo-Da Fearless Leaders Of NETFLIX, Lee said in a statement.
“Besides My Joints, We Together Will Focus On The New Diverse Storytellers,” he added. “YOUTH MUST BE SERVED. And Dat’s Da Truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.”
“Throughout Spike’s incredible career, his writing and directing have remained searing and insightful about our times, while still being incredibly entertaining,” added Scott Stuber, who serves as Head of Global Film at Netflix. “We’re privileged to enter this new partnership with Spike and look forward to bringing the next chapter of films from Brooklyn’s very own to the world.”
This isn’t the first time the Oscar winner is teaming up with Netflix, he previously collaborated with the streamer on four projects: most recently Da 5 Bloods, She’s Gotta Have It, based on his debut film, which he wrote and directed, the one-man show Rodney King, and the film See You Yesterday, which he also produced.