Celebrity Cyber Report – Jordan Peele, Barry Jenkins

Published On June 6, 2018 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News

Oscar winning director Jordan Peele

Get Outproducer Jordan Peele has signed a deal that will give Amazon first pick of any new television series coming out of Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions company. Monkeypaw is responsible for “Get Out” and the Key & Peele comedy series. Peele gained fame as half of the comedy team of Key & Peele before winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay, the first African-American to win the award.

Peele has wasted no time and already has a list projects lined up for production. Among them are a documentary series based on the Lorena Bobbitt incident and a series titled “The Hunt,” the story of Nazi hunters in 1970s New York.

Peele also signed a similar first-look deal with Universal Pictures last year for his movies including a Twilight Zone reboot.

In a statement Peele said “I couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Amazon. They’ve been a fantastic partner to Monkey Paw over the last year because they’re committed to the same kind of fun and culturally relevant television we are.” 

Peele’s next project is “BlacKkKLansman” produced by Peele, Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, and Spike Lee. The film is about a black cop infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan and recently debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. 

 

Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins, Oscar-winning writer and director ofMoonlight,” has agreed with Amazon to produce 11 episodes of the “Underground Railroad.” The dramatic series is based on the highly touted alternate-history book of the same name. The deal is actually an extension of last year’s effort to adapt the book into a dramatic series. Amazon like what it received and has moved forward with the series. Jenkins directed a single episode of “Dear White People” for Netflix.

 Jennifer Salke, Amazon Studios chief said in a statement, “It’s an absolute gift to have Barry Jenkins commit to directing all the episodes for our upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad. Barry’s eye for character and sustained exhilarating, emotional storytelling style ensures that this project is in the right hands. We can’t wait to get started and bring this significant story to our Prime Video audience.

Amazon has not yet announced a premiere date for the series but expect it sometime in 2019 on Prime Video.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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