Antoine Fuqua Forms First Look Partnership With Netflix; Announces New Production Company Name “Hill District Media”

Antoine Fuqua Forms First Look Partnership With Netflix; Announces New Production Company Name “Hill District Media”

Director and Producer ANTOINE FUQUA has entered into a first-look partnership with Netflix, continuing his relationship with the studio after the highly-successful drama The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

In addition to directing, the deal will focus primarily on films, documentary features.

Fuqua also announced the renaming of his production company to “Hill District Media,” previously titled “Fuqua Films.” The new name emphasizes his background and roots that translate to his work on the screen.

Quote from Antoine Fuqua: “Working with Netflix on The Guilty was such a rewarding experience, both from an artistic and collaborative point of view,” said Fuqua. “I’m beyond excited to continue this relationship and expand our slate of films with a partner that shares our vision at Hill District Media.”

Quote from Tendo Nagenda, VP Netflix Film: “Antoine is an impactful storyteller who believes art can create meaningful change in the world. We had a great collaboration with him on The Guilty and look forward to telling many more stories together in the future.”


Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen, Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Tears of the Sun and King Arthur. He directed and executive produced the documentary American Dream/American Knightmare on the legendary Marion “Suge” Knight and directed the blues documentary, Lightning in a Bottle, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Fuqua currently serves as executive producer on the FOX medical drama The Resident. Most recently, he directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, for HBO, which was a winner at the 2020 PGA Awards in the Outstanding Sports Program category and the 2020 Sports Emmys in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category. This year, his HBO sports documentary The Day Sports Stood Still also received a Critics Choice Documentary Award nomination. His company also produced Quibi’s movie in chapter #FreeRayshawn, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James, which won two Emmy awards. The series also won a 2021 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama.” His latest series “Mayor of Kingstown” is now releasing new episodes of its first season on Paramount+. Other upcoming projects include Emancipation, Bullet Train, The Terminal List, recently announced Mike Tyson film, Lakers docuseries and Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation series, among others.

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