INSIDE DON CHEADLE’S NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY
By Erin White
August 17, 2019
Gotta love Black folks makin’ moves! Especially when we find ourselves in opportunities to increase representation and access for people of color, as Emmy-nominated actor, director, and producer Don Cheadle finds himself in now. Launching his new production company, Radicle Act, Cheadle plans to create new content for both film and TV across all platforms. Signing an exclusive first-look deal with Industrial Media (American Idol), all of Radicle Act’s TV and digital programming will go through them first.
According to Deadline, Cheadle already has an adaptation of the book Amari and the Nigh Brothers — produced by Marsai Martin — in development with Universal Pictures, alongside Mandeville and Genius Production. Radicle Act has also recruited Mika Pryce as the company’s SVP and Head of Development, executing the mission of producing innovated content for the studio.
“With the advent of Radicle Act, we hope to live up to the namesake and seed the landscape, producing new and exciting material across multiple platforms,” said Cheadle. “Mika and I are looking very forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work with Industrial Media and many others ASAP.”