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Queen Latifah's production company strikes Netflix deal

NEW YORK (AP) -- Queen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, has signed a deal with Netflix.

The entertainer announced Tuesday that the multiyear deal gives the streaming service the first look at titles from her production company. It starts this spring.

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Latifah launched Flavor Unit in New Jersey with Shakim Compere. It's now based in Miami. The company has produced such films as "Bringing Down the House" and "Just Wright," both starring Latifah. It also produced the HBO film "Life Support," which earned a Golden Globe Award for Latifah.

Latifah said in a statement that Netflix is a "strong brand and the perfect place to showcase our projects."

Flavor Unit is also producing the upcoming Terrence Howard thriller "House of Bodies" and "Percentage," starring Ving Rhames and Macy Gray.

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Feb 5, 2013 9:44PM
She's one of those that have proven she is a Natural at two genres.  Dolly and JLo did it first.  There shall be more.  Good for her, and Congratulations!  And if you have to yawn, why did you even bother to comment at all, except to be snarky, because you have nothing better to do?
Feb 6, 2013 12:57AM

REDNEX sure hate it when MINORITIES excel, and they FAIL...
Feb 6, 2013 12:18AM
Glad to see this.  I watch all movies on Netflix. Good work Latifah. I'm a little jealous(smile).
Feb 5, 2013 10:09PM
So little talent, so much money going around. Strange days indeed.
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