Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, and actress Mary J. Blige is also winning as an entrepreneur after having recently signed a first look deal with Lionsgate reportedly worth several million dollars.
As part of the deal, Blige will develop and produce several new series as well as create content for different platforms for the studio through her newly-launched company Blue Butterfly Productions. The deal came after her performances in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy and the movie Mudbound, which earned her acting and music Oscar nominations.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Lionsgate,” Blige said in a statement about the deal. “They are incredible collaborators and have been natural partners from when we first started talking. I can’t wait to bring all of our projects to life.”
— Next Jeneration (@inextjeneration) June 29, 2019