Yara Shahidi Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios
The “Grown-ish” star, Yara Shahidi signed a deal with ABC Studios to form a production company.
Alongside Yara in this new business venture will be her mother AKA her “momager,” Keri Shahidi. Additionally, Lajoie St. George will always lead development for the mother-daughter duo. The company is called 7th Sun and will develop and produce scripted and alternative projects.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family,” said Shahidi. “It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.”
Furthermore, 7th Sun’s mission is “to pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.” The company will be based at ABC Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. The projects will be available on cable, streaming, and broadcast platforms.
We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi, who has been a member of the family since black-ish,” said ABC Studios President Jonnie Davis. “When she’s not studying at Harvard and starring in our series ‘grown-ish,’ she’s mentoring and inspiring other young people, which makes us all feel like underachievers but also very proud that she’s part of our Studio.”