Amazon Studios has terminated the First Look deal with Namaji Asmugha, who produced and starred in the Amazon film “Sylvie’s Love” and his company iAm21 Entertainment. Asmugha will develop and produce projects for theatrical and Amazon Prime video premieres.
Asomuga is a former professional footballer who was a cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia les Gauls and the San Francisco 49ers. He retired from football in 2013, then producer Jonathan T. in 2015.
Asmugha’s first collaboration with Amazon was in 2017 when the company distributed the biographical drama “Crown Heights”, which he produced and starred as Carl King. Then, he played the role of Robert opposite Tessa Thompson’s Sylvie in “Sylvie’s Love.”
His production credits include “Beasts of a Nation”, “The Banker” and “Harriet”, as well as the Broadway drama “American Son”. In 2020, Diversity His name One of 10 producers to watch.
Her upcoming projects include the Netflix movie “The Good Nurse”, where she will star opposite Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmine. He also appeared on stage, making his Broadway debut in Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Jennifer Salke and the entire Amazon team,” Asomuga said. “Ever since ‘Crown Heights’, Amazon has been an inspiring and rewarding creative home for me and they have consistently supported my desire to tell interesting and true stories. I couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration.”
Nick Paper, Head of Studio Creative Content at Amazon Studios, said, “We love working with Namdi and we are thrilled to continue and grow Amazon Studio’s relationship with him.” “We share his passion and commitment to storytelling which not only entertains but also gives voice to stories that empower a new class of storytellers. We look forward to working with him to create and develop new projects that inspire and delight our customers. ”