EXCLUSIVE: Having already portrayed the President of United Earth on Star Trek: Discovery and shifted the political panorama right here in America greater than as soon as, Stacey Abrams is increasing her manufacturing firm in the present day with a heavy hitter rent.
Former CBS Drama Sequence Improvement VP Adriana Martínez Barrón is becoming a member of Abrams’ Sage Works because the Head of Movie and Tv, I discovered.
“I’m delighted to welcome the immense abilities of Adriana as our new Head of Movie and Tv, as we proceed to develop our slate and our attain,” Abrams advised Deadline in the present day of the brand new addition to her workforce. “As a storyteller and avid client of media, I created Sage Works Productions as a result of leisure permits us to determine our most complicated challenges and craft artistic options that encourage and remodel,” the ex-Georgia legislator added.
The sensation is clearly mutual.
“I’m thrilled to companion with Stacey to deliver her imaginative and prescient to life,” skilled govt Martínez Barrón mentioned Tuesday of her new gig. “ I look ahead to persevering with to advocate for and elevate vibrant, dynamic tales, by characters who’re as various and progressive because the audiences they serve.”
Martínez Barrón will report on to Abrams. Sage Works Productions was shaped by the two-time Georgia governor candidate in 2020. Abrams and Sage Works are each represented by UTA
Previous to boarding her VP function overseeing CBS’ primetime improvement slate in early 2022 , Martínez Barrón was VP Movie at Eva Longoria’s Unbelievable Leisure, manufacturing shingle. Earlier than that, the previous CBS variety writing program mentor and an LFI Inclusion Fellowship mentor was Netflix’s supervisor of Latin American authentic collection and content material acquisitions, working level on initiatives in excessive wire markets like Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
Nominated for an Excellent Character Voice-Over Efficiency Emmy for the October 4, 2020 Election Particular Half 2 episode of black-ish, Stacey Abrams was additionally shortlisted for Joe Biden’s VP slot that very same 12 months. A best-selling creator in addition to political juggernaut for her get out the vote campaigns, Abrams was the star and producer of 2020’s All In: The Combat for Democracy.
The Amazon Prime Video documentary directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés, tracked the continuing voter suppression disaster in America.
With a number of proof to again her up, Abrams claimed the GOP’s use of voter suppression denied her the Peach State governorship in 2018, the place she misplaced by 50,000 votes to winner Brian Kemp. A rematch between the 2 in 2022 noticed Kemp reelected after an 11th hour endorsement by Donald Trump. In contrast to in 2018, Abrams formally conceded the 2022 election.