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Marsai Martin Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Pictures

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Soon to become the youngest black executive producer in Hollywood history as her new comedy film ‘Little’ hits theaters on April 12th, Marsai Martin is making her mark on Hollywood early. The 14-year-old ‘Black-ish’ star has signed a first-look production deal with Universal Pictures under her production company, Genius Productions.

The first film under Martin’s deal with Universal is a comedy called ‘StepMonster’, in which she will star as a teenager adjusting to life with a new stepmother. According to Variety, Martin will develop scripted projects for Universal alongside Genius Productions co-founder Joshua Martin, VP Carol Martin, and head of creative Prince Baggett.

“Working with emerging talent is a cornerstone of Universal’s overall slate strategy and Marsai is a star on the rise,” Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer said. “She is not only tremendously talented in front of the camera but offers a unique perspective as a creator and producer that will resonate with all audiences. We look forward to moviegoers getting to see how brilliant she is in ‘Little’ and watching her evolve as a filmmaker here at Universal.”

Marsai Martin expressed her excitement about the new partnership and wants to use this as an example to young girls that you can never be too young to pursue your dreams.

“I am so excited for the magic I’ll be able to create and produce with Universal,” Martin said. Mr. Cramer and Ms. Langley’s commitment to investing in, and uplifting diverse and young voices is both refreshing and important, and I’m happy to be a part of that legacy. My goal is to show young women and girls that our voices and ideas matter and you are never too young to dream BIG!”

Marsai Martin Becomes The Youngest Black Executive Producer In Hollywood History

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Talk about black girl magic!

Coming to theaters this spring is a new comedy film starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and 14-year-old ‘Black-ish’ actress Marsai Martin. ‘Little’ tells the story of a woman (Hall) who receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear. This body-switching comedy is based on a pitch from 14-year-old Martin who was inspired by ‘Big’ starring Tom Hanks, a movie in which she watched at the age of 10.

“It was one of my most favorite films growing up,” said Martin. “After the Season 1 finale of Black-ish, we told Kenya Barris about it, and he called Will [Packer] and said: ‘Yo, you know the girl who plays Diane on Black-ish? She has this dope idea!’”

‘Little’ will be executive produced by Marsai Martin along with Regina Hall, Josh Martin, and Preston Holmes. Will Packer will produce alongside production partner James Lopez and ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris.

With this film, Marsai Martin will become the youngest black executive producer in Hollywood history!

According to Vibe, for a short period of time, Marsai will actually hold the title of the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history, period. That is until 13-year-old ‘Stranger Things’ actress Millie Bobby Brown’s film is released later this year. Brown will be producing and starring in a film series about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.

‘Little’ hits theaters April 12.

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‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin To Executive Produce And Star In ‘Little’

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Marsai Martin‘s exudes black girl magic as her first feature film was Martin’s own idea.

13-year-old Marsai Martin is a young girl with a lot of talent. The blossoming actress captures many fans each week as Diane, on Black-ish and is carving her own path as a master of many trades. Martin will executively produce and star in film Little, which will also be her big screen debut.

The movie, product of Will Packer and Kenya Barris will focus on a woman who gets the chance to go back and relive the carefreer moments of her young life when adulthood becomes too much to. Marsai Martin who also came up with the script idea for this film.

Little will also be executively produced by Regina Hall and Josh Martin.

Marsai Martin & Skai Jackson Link Up For New Comedy Skit

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We’ve quickly fallen in love with the adorable Black-ish actress Marsai Martin, and Disney Channel star Skai Jackson. These two young women are the young black kid actresses of our time who are always speaking up for what is right and being a positive influence on our youth.

Since the beginning of time, black actresses have been placed in the same categories and often mistaken for their peer’s. The veteran actress, Gabrielle Union has mentioned being called Sanaa Lathan by an executive at her agency in the past. Similar to the Hidden-Fences controversy, the idea that movies and TV shows centered in blackness are lumped together consciously as the “other”.

Marsai Martin and Skai Jackson caught themselves in a similar situation when a fan ran up to Marsai for a picture and called her Skai Jackson! In an interview with Vulture, Marsai shared her thoughts on the situation, admitting that she was excited to be recognized by a fan until she was mistaken for Skai Jackson.

“That made me realize I want people to know me as who I am. I don’t want people to call me Marsie or Marshay. ‘Cause I don’t really know who the heck that is. That’s not me. I’m not turning around to take a picture with you. But I want people to know me, and see me, for who I am and not for black-ish or anything like that. That’s what makes me want to be a legend.”

– Marsai Jackson via VULTURE

Instead of creating a problem or ignoring the fact that the two actresses are being mistaken for one another, they decided to flip it and make it positive. Marsai Martin and Skai Jackson got together to create some comedic #blackgirlmagic with a skit. This looks like only the beginning for the two of them making magic together, we can not wait to see what else these dolls have up of their sleeve!

Check out the skit below: