Universal Pictures announced Monday that the studio has forged a three-year, first-look production agreement with Suzanne de Passe (pictured above) and Madison Jones’ de Passe Jones Entertainment (depassejones.com).
The announcement was made by Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and co-chairman Donna Langley.
“Suzanne and Madison are trailblazing producers who have great respect in multiple divisions of the entertainment industry,” said Fogelson and Langley. “We are fortunate to work with such respected partners and look forward to their upcoming projects with the studio.”
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de Passe and Jones merged their entertainment companies several years ago and are currently developing and producing a wide variety of film, television, music and new media projects.
One of de Passe Jones’ priority projects is the definitive film on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which they are developing with Steven Spielberg at DreamWorks.
The company has just published its first graphic novel through its new imprint, REVENGER COMICS, distributed by IDW Publishing. Additionally, Jones and de Passe Executive Produced the critically acclaimed President Obama’s 2009 Commander in Chief’s Inaugural Ball.
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“We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to work closely with the immensely talented team of executives at Universal to produce films in a variety of genres,” said de Passe and Jones in a joint statement. “We believe the next few years will be a wonderful, creative adventure, and we are looking forward to getting started.”
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios, which is part of NBCUniversal.