Tang Media Partners-owned prodco Global Road Entertainment has signed a co-development agreement with producers Reginald Hudlin and Byron Phillips under the pair’s New Nation Networks banner.
The deal will see the duo develop original content and produce for all platforms in conjunction with Global Road Entertainment.
Hudlin is a writer and director and producer, with credits including The Marshall, Django Unchained, The Boondocks, the 88th Academy Awards, Showtime At The Apollo specials for Fox, The Bernie Mac Show, and the Black Panther animated series.
He began his career as the writer and director of House Party. He also directed the romantic comedy Boomerang; wrote and produced the animated feature Bebe’s Kids; produced the Governor’s Awards for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and produces a bi-annual tribute to Black Movie Soundtracks at the Hollywood Bowl.
Phillips is a former EVP of entertainment for BET Networks, overseeing content creation for the network. His recent TV credits include co-executive producer of the Showtime at the Apollo specials, co-executive producer of the 45th-49th NAACP Image Awards, and supervising music producer of The 88th Academy Awards
Phillips and Hudlin co-founded New Nation Networks — a film, TV and digital content company.
“Reggie and Byron are not only great creative thinkers, they bring a wide range of skills, interests and relationships to tap into for content creation,” said Phil Gurin, Global Road’s president of unscripted and alternative, in a statement. “Through this relationship we hope to identify comedy, reality, factual, live events and documentary projects with a unique voice and a global appeal.”