YouTube Star Hannah Hart Signs First Look Deal With Lionsgate
YouTube star, Hannah Hart (Dirty 30, Camp Takota) has announced her first-look deal with the premier next generation global content leader, Lionsgate. Hart will now star-in and executive produce films for Liongate. The first project in development is described as an untitled LGBTQ romantic comedy.
“Lionsgate’s goal is to work with today’s biggest names and cutting-edge talent emerging from the online world, and Hannah is a perfect example of the best of the best,” said Jordan Gilbert, Lionsgate’s Vice President of Digital Production. “Having worked with Hannah on several successful projects, we know that her distinctive world view, comedic timing and dedication to fresh content is what makes her an impressive writer, producer and star, as well as the influential internet sensation that she is.”
Hart will continue to produce her weekly YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” a show that has the same name as her New York Times Best Seller that reached #6 in the advice category, followed by her second best-selling collection of personal stories, “Buffering.”
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“Working with Lionsgate has been such a positive experience — one of the best!” says Hart. “I’m extremely pleased to be partnering with them as I continue my journey into film. My hope in working together is to bring more inclusivity and diversity into storytelling overall. 2017, here we come!”
Hart was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Who Are Changing the World in the Hollywood and Entertainment category. Her representation includes UTA, attorney Ryan Pastorek, and manager by Linnea Toney.
The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Gary Gradinger.