“Black-ish” actress Marsai Martin and her production company, Genius Productions, signed a first-look production deal with Universal, becoming the youngest person to do so.
The 14-year-old will develop scripts for Universal alongside her parents, Genius Productions co-founder Joshua Martin and Carol Martin, its vice president. The first film reportedly being developed by Martin’s production company is a comedy about a teenage girl, played by Martin, adjusting to life with a new stepmother called “StepMonster.” Martin is also starring in the soon-to-be released comedy “Little,” which also stars Regina Hall and Issa Rae. The young actress also serves as an executive producer for the film.
Martin shared her excitement over the production deal in an Instagram post this week, saying “Very excited to see what the future holds.” Universal Pictures’ president Peter Cramer said that Martin is “not only tremendously talented in front of the camera but offers a unique perspective as a creator and producer that will resonate with all audiences.”
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