Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji has signed a deal with United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation in film, TV and production.
UTA, also represents Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum, Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Kim Soo Hyun and Liv Tyler, according to Deadline report.
The deal, it is also been suspected, will see the ‘Lion heart’ 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.
Netflix announced its acquisition of the rights of Nnaji’s comedy ‘Lion Heart’ just before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festivals (TIFF) in Sept, making Lionheart the first original feature from Nigeria to debut on the streaming service.
Nnaji, who is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood, has starred in a slew of Nigerian features including Ijé: The Journey, Tango With Me, Doctor Bello, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Road to Yesterday, a film that marked her first outing as a producer.