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Netflix Inks Regina King to Exclusive First-Look Deal

Netflix has signed director, producer, and award winning actress Regina King to a multi-year first look deal, the streaming service said Wednesday.

King’s production company Royal Ties will produce films and series for Netflix, with King's sister Reina King serving as head of production, said Netflix. King most recently won an 2019 Academy Award for her role as Sharon Rivers in feature film If Beale Street Could Talk as well as an 2018 Emmy Award for her role as Latrice Butler in Seven Seconds.

“Regina King is a multi-faceted talent both behind and in front of the camera," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix in a statement. "She’s been a trailblazer for years, with boundless creativity and impeccable taste in projects, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she will bring her formidable talents to Netflix.” 

Added Regina King, “I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family. They are at the top of their game and as an artist I am so excited to come play in this wonderful sandbox they have created for storytellers.”