Ufa Fiction Links with Tyron Ricketts’ Panthertainment to Tell More Representative Stories
Ufa Fiction is partnering with actor-producer Tyron Ricketts and his Berlin-based Panthertainment to produce films and series for the global market focusing on stories from people of color.Ufa Fiction producer Nataly Kudiabor will work with the Austrian-born Ricketts (right), one of Germany’s most successful black actors, on developing and overseeing projects Panthertainment acquires from directors and writers.“Tyron and I have known each other for 20 years,” Kudiabor said.
“As people of color, we have always dealt with the problem of on-screen representation.
We want to give creative people – regardless of their origin or skin color – the opportunity to tell their own stories from their perspectives and we are convinced that we can reach a broad audience with them.”She noted that “game changers” such as the films “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” show how great the public’s need is for new narratives, which is likewise reflected
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