Stephen Curry backs film tackling racism, gun violence, Charleston church shooting
LeBron James isn’t the only NBA superstar moving into the media business.
Stephen Curry has his own fledging company Unanimous Media, which partnered with Sony in April on a multiyear development deal to produce film and TV content
Unanimous Media announced on Thursday that it was joining to executive produce “Emanuel,” a documentary on the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina shooting that saw 21-year-old Dylann Roof kill nine African-American churchgoers with a .45 caliber handgun during a Bible study.
The film has already screened at a pair of film festivals, where it won a jury prize award for documentary and an audience award. It will screen next at the DOC NYC festival, the country’s largest documentary film festival, from Nov. 14-15.
Curry joins actress and producer Viola Davis as executive producers. Their primary roles will be as distribution partners for the film, according to Variety.
“‘Emanuel’ is an incredibly powerful film, and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers,” Curry said in a statement. “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness.
“Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”
Unanimous Media has partnered with Los Angeles-based JuVee Productions to back the film.
Courtesy of Yahoo