Lena Waithe Signs A Partnership Deal With Sight Unseen Pictures
Lena Waithe has her eyes set on the big screen as she teams up with Sight Unseen Pictures to identify and champion emerging voices underserved in the marketplace.
The Chi creator, Lena Waithe, is currently enjoying her burgeoning dominance on TV. With her Showtime effort already locked in for a second season, and another show in development at TBS, Waithe has now set her eyes upon the big screen as she has signed a partnership deal with Sight Unseen Pictures through her production company Hillman Grad.
The deal will include developing and financing independent projects that identify and champion emerging voices currently underserved in the marketplace. Sight Unseen Pictures, which was formed by Julia Lebedev, Eddie Vaisman and Oren Moverman, will handle financing and assist in production of any projects Waithe and co. green light.
“I’m so excited to be partnering with such a forward-thinking production company like Sight Unseen,” said Waithe. “My mission is to help introduce the industry to new and exciting voices, while putting money in those writers pockets.” “We share the same goal of championing fresh, new and interesting stories and Lena embodies that unique perspective,” said Lebedev, Vaisman and Moverman of Sight Unseen. “We aim to continue to elevate talented writers and directors who tell stories that push cultural and social boundaries.”
Waithe’s agenda is aided by her incentive to be a force for underrepresented voices in the entertainment industry. In addition to starring and writing on Master of None, The Chi is a massive success and TBS has picked up her show Twenties to pilot. She will also be seen in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming sci-fi action flick, Ready Player One.