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Netflix signs first-look film deal with Khan

September 19, 2019


Writer, director, and producer Nahnatchka Khan has signed a multi-year first look deal for feature films exclusively at Netflix.

Khan made her feature film directorial debut with Always Be My Maybe. The film premiered on Netflix in May and was seen by some 32 million households in its first four weeks, and was praised by critics.

Khan is the creator and executive producer of the television show Fresh Off the Boat, which is currently shooting its sixth season. Prior to that, she was the creator and executive producer of Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23, which aired for two seasons on ABC, from 2012-2013.

Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film, commented: “Nahnatchka is a whip smart, funny, talented filmmaker. She has an incredible eye for storytelling and bringing to light new talent and ideas. We’re thrilled to be the home to more of her films.”

Khan added: “I had such an amazing experience working with Scott, Racheline and the entire team at Netflix – not only are they dedicated to making quality comedy, but also to supporting different voices and perspectives. Plus my dad just got Netflix so he could watch my movie and he’s expecting more content from me.”




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