EXCLUSIVE: Former Grown-ish co-showrunner Jeni Rice-Genzuk Henry has signed an total maintain BET Studios, the challenge introduced remaining yr through Paramount and BET to generate top class content material from Black creators for Paramount+, Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+ and BET, in addition to make a selection third-party platforms.
Below the pact, Rice-Genzuk Henry already is operating on a few tasks, together with Snatched, an hour-long dramedy in construction at Showtime, about two ladies searching for to “strengthen” their lives with cosmetic surgery; and Not likely Stepmom, an adaptation of a French layout (co-created through Agnes Hurstel and Lea Domenach) a couple of 25-year-old lady who falls in love with a middle-aged guy, who, after a whirlwind romance unearths that he has a six-year-old daughter.
“As BET aligns with the evolving media panorama, BET Studios supplies storytellers ingenious autonomy, leaving room for extra veritable illustration of Black tradition on display,” mentioned Aisha Summers Burke, EVP, and Basic Supervisor, BET Studios. “You will need to paintings with a group that used to be now not simplest the most efficient of their fields, however extremely tuned into the complexities of the Black revel in and we discovered this — and a lot more — in Jeni. Her business acumen, creativity and innovation coupled together with her skill to deeply connect to audience are such robust assets that can lend a hand take our unexpectedly rising BET Studios challenge to new heights.”
Rice-Genzuk Henry is coming off a three-year stint as Govt Manufacturer/Co-Showrunner on hit Freeform sequence Grown-Ish. Prior to that, she used to be a co-executive manufacturer on mothership Black-ish whilst additionally serving as consulting manufacturer at the first season of Grown-ish.
This marks Rice-Genzuk Henry’s go back to BET the place she used to be an government manufacturer on long-running comedy sequence The Sport.
“All over BET’s 40-year legacy, the emblem has been a number one power in offering a platform for high quality Black storytelling that showcases the breadth of skill that our group has to supply,” says Rice-Genzuk Henry. “In participating with BET Studios, I’m proud to be amplifying our voices via storytelling, and to uphold BET’s dedication to constitute Black tradition, authentically and unapologetically.”
At the movie facet, Rice-Genzuk Henry maximum lately co-wrote the Less expensive By means of the Dozen remake for Disney+.
Previous to turning into a author, Rice-Genzuk Henry toured the rustic with the likes of Christina Aguilera and Future’s Kid as a a success pop singer, level identify Jeni G., member of the R&B/pop trio Prior to Darkish. She is repped through Michael Pelmont at The Nacelle Corporate, Scott Schwartz at Imaginative and prescient Artwork Control, and legal professional Bob Getman at Jackoway Tyerman.