Janet Mock Signs Historic Netflix Deal, Becomes 1st Transgender Woman To Lead At Major Content Company
Writer/director Janet Mock is kicking doors down for the transgender community with her latest accomplishment! The “Pose” creator is, according to reports.
“The first out transgender woman empowered to call the creative shots at a major content company.”
The three-year, multi-million Netflix deal will allow Janet Mock to create shows and films, giving visibility to both the transgender communities and people of color. One of the products will be a collaboration between she and her “Pose” co-creator, noted TV writer/producer Ryan Murphy on his upcoming Netflix series, “Hollywood.”
Janet Mock celebrated her historic deal, sharing comments from Ryan Murphy and Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Cindy Holland:
“@janetmock I’m excited to announce that I am partnering with @netflix to tell stories on a global platform. So proud to join the ranks of digital content moguls as the first trans woman to call her own creative shots at a major content company. “As a best-selling author, producer and director, Janet Mock has demonstrated she knows how to bring her vision to thrilling, vivid life,” says Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content. “She’s a groundbreaker and creative force who we think will fit right in here at Netflix.””
“My mentor, boss and friend @mrrpmurphy told @variety, “Upon my first meeting with Janet, I knew she was a star and had the stuff moguls are made of. Being able to watch her grow, first as a writer, then a producer and now an acclaimed director who’s helmed four episodes for my productions, has been a gift. I am honored to be her mentor and friend, am grateful she’ll be joining me to write and direct on ‘Hollywood,’ and am so excited to see what she creates at Netflix. Janet is a cultural force, and the world needs her stories.””
A few of the projects in development is a drama series about a college-aged trans woman, a post-slavery New Orleans series, and a classic sitcom reboot.
Janet highlighted the importance of representation of all communities in television and film:
“As someone who grew up in front of the TV screen, whether that was watching talk shows or family sitcoms or VHS films, I never thought that I would be embraced. And more than embraced. Given not just a seat at the table but a table of my own making.”
Written by Miata Shanay