Yara Shahidi best known for playing Zoe Johnson on the hit shows Blackish and Grownish can add another title to her growing resume…BOSS. Shahidi and her business partner and mother, launched their own production company, 7th Sun and inked a new deal with ABC Studios. According to Deadline, the new deal will allow 7th Sun to develop and produce projects for cable, streaming services and broadcast TV. In a statement, Shahidi said, “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.”
7th Sun has tapped executive, Lajoie St. George, to help develop future projects. 7th Sun intends to continue to elevate underrepresented voices and “pursue projects that touch upon history, heritage, culture and joy”.
At only 20 years old, Shahidi is making boss moves expanding her brand through her many acting projects, studying at Harvard, producing new projects and her social activism. Her latest partnership with ABC adds to her growing resume.
Contributing Writer, Danielle Sanders, is a Music and Entertainment writer living in Chicago. Find her on social media @blkwidowsweb or www.blkwidowsweb.com.