EXCLUSIVE: Producer Matthew Budman has launched Forest Hill Entertainment and has signed a first look deal to develop projects with Drake and Future the Prince. Budman spent the past eight years as a producer at Annapurna on tastemaker films that included American Hustle and Zero Dark Thirty.
Sumaiya Kaveh, also a former Annapurna production executive, has joined the company as VP Production and Development.
“Drake and Future the Prince have been leading the way as artists in the music and fashion arena, and I’m honored to be collaborating with them as they continue to broaden their influence in the original content space.” said Budman.
The deal with Budman adds to Drake and Future’s rapidly expanding slate of original content. They’ve produced a series of projects for both television and film and have become accomplished storytellers on multiple platforms.
“Drake and I are thrilled to partner with our longtime friend at the inception of Forest Hill Entertainment, supporting Matthew and his team as they set new, unprecedented boundaries of groundbreaking content,” said Future the Prince. “This partnership aligns strongly with our mission of developing and fostering emerging and preeminent talent across the entertainment landscape.”
The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content.
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