Flavor Unit Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment to team up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a syndicated vehicle that would debut in fall 2013.
Overbrook Entertainment and Flavor Unit Entertainment announced today that they will be partnering with Sony Pictures Television to produce a new daytime syndicated talk show with Queen Latifah as host. The show is being developed for fall 2013.
The deal was driven by Shakim Compere, co-founder of Flavor Unit Entertainment and Overbrook’s Miguel Melendez. Both men will serve as executive producers along with Flavor Unit Entertainment co-founder, Queen Latifah and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
“We’ve had a long and successful history both personally and professionally with Overbrook’s Miguel, JL, Jada and Will. We share a common vision and have been wanting to collaborate for quite some time. The talk show is the perfect project to work on together,” Compere says.
Flavor Unit Entertainment is owned and operated by Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. They have served as producers on movies including Paramount’s The Perfect Holiday, Disney’s Bringing Down the House, MGM’s Beauty Shop and Fox Searchlight’s Just Wright. Coming up next they have Warner Bros.’ Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.
On the small screen they produced Life Support, for which Queen Latifah won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy, and they currently produce BET’s Lets Stay Together and VH-1’s Single Ladies.