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Along with Coogler, Proximity, which recently released Judas and the Black Messiah, is now headed by Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian (Searching), Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, RCA Records alum Archie Davis and Emmy-winning documentarian Peter Nicks (Homeroom).
The Cooglers and Ohanian will oversee all of Proximity’s operations. Göransson will serve as principal music executive, with Davis overseeing marketing, soundtrack and podcast production and Nicks spearheading the company’s nonfiction division.
In podcasting, Proximity has partnered with Radiotopia founder Roman Mars to produce podcasts that are ancillary to their films’ subject matter. The first of these efforts is the Judas and the Black Messiah Podcast, a six-part series produced by Christopher Johnson and hosted by Elvis Mitchell and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.
In television, the company has signed a five-year overall deal with The Walt Disney Co. Their first announced project under the pact is a Black Panther spinoff series for Marvel Studios and Disney+.
Proximity’s first feature film is Judas, which was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. Upcoming projects include the LeBron James-fronted Space Jam sequel and the third Creed film, set to be directed by star Michael B. Jordan.
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