The director, producer, and writer for FX's hit series Pose is joining the Netflix team after signing a three-year multimillion-dollar contract, reports Variety. While Mock will continue to work on Ryan Murphy's Pose as a writer-director, Netflix now has exclusive access to her TV series and a first look at her upcoming feature film projects.
Mock is the first openly transgender woman to have creative control at a major content company, Variety wrote on Wednesday. In her deal with Netflix, she says will seek to highlight historically underrepresented communities often ignored by Hollywood, and employ the people that belong to them. "This is the first kind of deal of its kind for a trans person, no less a trans woman of color," says Mock in her Twitter announcement. "There's potential now, with Netflix's worldwide audience to introduce millions, hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people and showing people who may not understand us that we can tell our own stories."
Her current projects in development include a half-hour drama about post-slavery New Orleans, a college drama chronicling the life of a young trans woman, and a classic sitcom reboot, reports Variety. Watch her full announcement below. Amari Pollard
Today, @JanetMock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.
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