September 15, 2020
Meghan Markle is reportedly in talks with Netflix to include Patrisse Cullors (one of three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement) in the upcoming Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s deal, said to be worth upwards of $100 million.
Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Pitching Netflix For Documentary About Black Lives Matter Founder and TV writer, Patrisse Cullors
As part of the multimillion Netflix deal, the retired royals will produce documentaries, films, scripted and other programming exclusive to the streaming giant’s platform. Meghan is reportedly ‘hugely inspired’ by Cullors work, according to the Mirror.
Patrisse along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi founded the Black Live Matter movement in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012. The movement #BlackLivesMatter hashtag quickly gained a following on social media with celebrity endorsements that followed.
At the young age of just 36-year-old, Cullor has worn many hats over the past 20 years as an LGBTQ activist, founder of Dignity and Power Now, founder + chair of Reform L.A. Jail and as a TV writer who has been actively calling on Hollywood’s top talent to show up for Black Lives.
“I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Cullors told The Hollywood Reporter. “Join this strike. Now is the time and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say, ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.”