Chicago's very own Lena Waithe just inked a new deal with Sight Unseen Pictures. The deal includes developing and financing independent projects that identify and champion emerging voices currently underserved in the marketplace. “I’m so excited to be partnering with such a forward-thinking production company like Sight Unseen," said Waithe. “My mission is to help introduce the industry to new and exciting voices, while putting money in those writers pockets.”
“We share the same goal of championing fresh, new and interesting stories and Lena embodies that unique perspective. We aim to continue to elevate talented writers and directors who tell stories that push cultural and social boundaries.." said Lebedev, Vaisman, and Moverman of Sight Unseen.
I had the honor of meeting Lena (pictured above) with Donda's House at a private screening of Waithes & Common's joint project for Showtime, 'The Chi.' Immediately following the screening was a Q&A where she
mentioned creating opportunity for underserved voices who push a positive social agenda.
This new deal is exactly what she needed to push her goal forward.