Walt Disney Studios has signed a new two-year first-look deal with Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy-nominated actor, producer and director David Oyelowo and his wife, actress, writer and producer Jessica Oyelowo.
Their production company Yoruba Saxon is focused on creating values-based content for all quadrants, with an aim to shift the culture and colour outside the lines.
Yoruba Saxon has been behind a number of different films, including “Five Nights In Maine”, “Come Away”, “Captive”, “Nightingale”, “A United Kingdom”, and “A United Kingdom”.
Disney has previously worked with David Oyelowo on the 2016 film, “Queen of Katwe”, which is available on Disney+.
“We are excited to be working with David and Jessica Oyelowo, who bring incredible thoughtfulness, an impressive and wide-ranging skillset as filmmakers, and deep industry relationships to each project they touch. We saw firsthand David’s meaningful contributions to Queen of Katwe and have admired the films Yoruba Saxon have produced thus far. We look forward to collaborating on engaging new stories with the team at Yoruba Saxon,” said Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production.
“The influence of Disney’s films on Jess and I as both parents and lifelong movie fans cannot be overstated. Sean Bailey and Vanessa Morrison have an incredible track record of crafting high-quality films, and that is exactly what we hope to do alongside them and the Motion Picture Group at Disney. We are truly relishing the opportunity to collaborate with the most iconic brand in entertainment,” said David Oyelowo.