Genevieve Nnaji signs deal with US company, UTA

Genevieve Nnaji signs deal with US company, UTA

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has signed a deal with United Talent Agency, UTA for representation in film, TV and production. The deal, it is su

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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has signed a deal with United Talent Agency, UTA for representation in film, TV and production. The deal, it is suspected, will see the actress collaborating with top Hollywood filmmakers to produce movies from African and Nigerian stories.

UTA is one of the biggest talent agencies in the world that represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation of production talent. UTA, also represents Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum, Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Kim Soo Hyun and Liv Tyler.

Just last month, Netflix announced its acquisition of the rights of Geneveive’s comedy ‘Lion Heart’ just before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festivals (TIFF), making Lionheart the first original feature from Nigeria to debut on the streaming service. Genevieve Nnaji who is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood, has starred in quite a number of Nigerian movies including ‘Ijé: The Journey’, ‘Tango With Me’, ‘Doctor Bello’, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, ‘Road to Yesterday’, a film that marked her first outing as a producer and a host of others.

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