Matthew A. Cherry, the Oscar-winning director of the animated quick Hair Love, simply landed a significant first-look take care of Warner Bros. Television. As reported by THR, the deal spans a number of years, and could have Cherry creating and producing tasks throughout a number of platforms.
“I am beyond excited to be joining the Warner Bros. Television family in this exciting new capacity,” Cherry stated in a press release. “It’s an important time to be a Black creative working in this industry, and I look forward to creating impactful projects and partnering with other talented marginalized voices in our community.”
Cherry’s quick movie Hair Love, which was funded by a Kickstarter marketing campaign, received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film this previous February. The quick, a couple of father trying to type his little lady’s hair for the primary time, was additionally tailored right into a kids’s e book with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Before stepping into filmmaking, Cherry was an NFL broad receiver, taking part in with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens, amongst others. He’s directed a number of episodes of TV, together with Black-ish, Mixed-ish, The Last O.G., and Whiskey Cavalier, in addition to a number of music movies and two function movies.
Hair Love was wonderful, particularly when you’re within the temper for completely happy cry, so Cherry getting the chance to create new tasks presumably for each community TV and streaming is nice information. For extra animation-related information, try this clip from Connected, the upcoming movie from among the producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.