Janelle Monáe’ is heading in the right direction with her new venture. The artist has a multimedia company by the name of Wondaland Pictures, that has landed a production deal with Universal Pictures.
Source “Deadline” confirms that the two will partner and create content for different genres abroad. The main initiative will be to provide a platform for voices of color through strong perspectives.
“There is an exciting, artistic revolution taking place in our industry, and Janelle and the talented team at Wondaland are at the forefront,” Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley said in a statement. “Their forward-thinking, inclusive approach to content and storytelling make them a perfect fit for our studio.”
Janelle Monáe’, last project “Dirty Computer” was released in April. She is currently making a mark in Hollywood, with her recent role in Hidden Figures. In addition, she will be starring in Robert Zemeckis-direct flick Welcome to Marwen. The feature is due to hit theaters on December 21st. In addition, she will have a featured in a Harriet Tubman set to drop in 2019.