UTA has signed Queen Latifah and her production company Flavor Unit Entertainment. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor-musician-producer is coming off Universal’s big hit comedy Girls Trip, which made more than $140 million worldwide; the cast has a deal to return for a sequel but no greenlight yet from the studio.
Flavor Unit, founded by Latifah and business partner Shakim Compere, has produced award-winning films including Beauty Shop, The Perfect Holiday, Just Wright and Bessie, as well as HBO’s Life Support. More recently, Latifah and Compere produced The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, The Best Place to Be, Curvy Style with Timothy Snell, The Perfect Match and The Rap Game.
Latifah has six Grammy Award nominations and won in 1995 for Best Rap Album. Currently, she appears on Lee Daniels’ Star.
She had been at CAA and continues to be repped by Compere, attorney Stuart Levy and Randi Michel.