Baron Davis Prepping “Feud” w/ Issa Rae
Baron Davis has teamed up with both Issa Rae and Amy Pascal for new projects. Reportedly, the former NBA baller launched No Label Productions and is working with the Insecure creator on the movie project “Feud.”
The story centers on a dysfunctional African-American family going on a road trip to play for a game show in order to win enough money to keep their struggling restaurant afloat. Rae is producing through her Color Creative banner. She is not attached to star or write.
No Label is working with Pascal, who is a former Sony Pictures chief, on the drama “Ghost”. “Ghost” is centered on a young black American male juggling life between his home neighborhood that is stricken with violence and gang activity, and the private school that he attends with affluent people blind to the realities of his home life. The young man’s journey in learning to deal in both worlds takes a toll on his psychological advancement when he meets a mysterious man, Ghost, which changes his life.
Davis has had an increasing role in the film industry, with the intention of making it a full-time career. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having earned membership by appearing in movies such as The Cookout and guest-starring on the ABC Family show Lincoln Heights and ABC’s The Forgotten. He has made appearances both as himself and fictional characters in movies and on television, and has also been involved in producing a number of films, ranging from The Pool Boys to Crips and Bloods: Made in America. Davis and high school friend, Cash Warren, formed a production company called Verso Entertainment in 2005.
Davis appears as himself during season three of Hot In Cleveland. He appeared in the 2012 film That’s My Boy as a gym teacher, and in 2015, he appeared in Yahoo! Screen’s Sin City Saints, playing the role of Billy Crane. He also played himself in the 2015 film The Night Before, and portrayed a doctor in Joe Dirt 2.
On November 12, 2015, Davis co-starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Ray Allen and J. B. Smoove as Louis in the fourth episode of “Uncle Drew“, a series of Pepsi Max advertisements written and directed by Irving. On season 3, episode 8 of Mozart in the Jungle, Davis made a special guest appearance as Kevin Majors, a injured NBA player. Davis will appear in the upcoming Chinese film My Other Home starring Stephon Marbury.
In 2016, Davis created the Black Santa Company which sells shirts, beanies, onesies, as well as Christmas ornaments among other products.