January 31, 2023


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CAA signs ‘The Blackening’ star Dewayne Perkins

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CAA has signed Emmy-nominated actor, writer and comedian Dewayne Perkins to represent.

A diversity A 10 Comics to Watch in 2020 honoree, Perkins is also known for his work in TV and film, including the upcoming MRC film “The Blackening,” set to be released June 16 by Lionsgate. He also starred in the Disney+ special “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” and the Amazon Prime Video animated series “Sausage Party: Foodtopia.”

Perkins co-produced and starred in “The Blackening,” which he co-wrote with Tracy Oliver. The horror-comedy premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and is inspired by a 3-pit comedy sketch of the same name written by Perkins that aired on Comedy Central in 2018. Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, Jay Pharoah and James Preston Rogers.

Perkins also served as a writer and co-executive producer on “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” and co-executive producer on “Sausage Party: Foodtopia.” Her television writing credits include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Break with Michelle Wolf” and “The Amber Ruffin Show,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Series section. He is currently adapting Hasbro’s “Clue” and a Fox animated series, and most recently Oliver and Kevin A. for Sony. Co-wrote the HBCU comedy “Homecoming” with Garnett.

As an actor, he has recurred in “The Upshoes”, “Sherman’s Showcase” and “Saved by the Bell”.

In addition to CAA, Perkins continues to be represented by Artists First; Isaac Dunham in Shrek Rose Dapelo Adams Berlin and Dunham; and Coakley Public Relations.

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