Mara Brock Akil Launches New Production Company Under Netflix Deal, Hires Susie Fitzgerald

Mara Brock Akil Launches New Production Company Under Netflix Deal, Hires Susie Fitzgerald
Mara Brock Akil has launched the new production company story27 under her previously announced overall deal at Netflix. In addition, Akil has hired Susie Fitzgerald as president of development and production.

“At story27, thoughtful and entertaining projects centering the humanity of the marginalized is the priority and that starts with identifying the best and most unique storytellers,” Akil said. “Susie’s artist- friendly approach coupled with her taste and extremely impressive track record allows for story27 to be a destination and home for the next wave of creatives and writers with impactful stories to tell. I’m excited to have her at both the creative and business table with me as we grow the company through our partnership with Netflix and beyond.”

Fitzgerald will oversee all film, television and digital media projects for story27. Prior to joining the company, she was executive vice president of scripted programming for AMC and SundanceTV.
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