Acclaimed actor, director and producer Don Cheadle has founded Radicle Act, a new production company committed to pushing a diverse slate of television and film content from new and emerging talent into the media landscape. It was also announced today that Mika Pryce will join the company as SVP and Head of Development to lead Radicle Act’s efforts to produce innovative content for all platforms.
As part of its launch, Radicle Act has partnered with Industrial Media to produce television and digital programming through an exclusive first-look deal with the television powerhouse. On the film side, through Radicle Act, Cheadle has set up the adaptation of the book Amari and the Night Brothers with Universal Pictures, which he will produce alongside Mandeville and Genius Productions.
“With the advent of Radicle Act, we hope to live up to the namesake and seed the landscape, producing new and exciting material across multiple platforms,” said Cheadle. “Mika and I are looking very forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work with Industrial Media and many others ASAP.”
Eli Holzman, CEO of Industrial Media, added, “In addition to being an immensely talented actor, Don is also an accomplished producer going back to the Academy Award winning Crash and continuing with television hits like House of Lies and Black Monday. We feel privileged to have landed this deal with Don and Mika. Radicle Act will be a driver for us as we expand our efforts in scripted television and as we seek to support and collaborate with up-and-coming talent and new voices.”
Pryce stated, “I’m incredibly excited to be working with Don on a number of amazing projects across television and film, but especially excited to help curate projects that will center marginalized voices of all kinds within these spaces.”
Today’s announcement with Radicle Act marks the third deal Industrial Media has forged this year following its partnerships with leading content producers including Momentum Content and its CEO, Christina Douglas, and award-winning director and executive producer Matthew Galkin and his company, Fairhaven Films. Other recent Industrial Media highlights include the announcement of The Intellectual Property Corporation’s first scripted project, Dirty Thirty, for HBO with Courtney Kemp, and ABC recently announced the pickup of Industrial’s 19 Entertainment flagship series, American Idol.