MACRO, the corporate behind this yr’s Oscar-winning drama Judas and the Black Messiah, has promoted two executives as the corporate, which seeks to signify the voice and views of Black and folks of coloration, continues its development streak.
CEO Charles D. King has promoted Poppy Hanks to govt vp, movie manufacturing and growth and Greta Talia Fuentes to vp, movie manufacturing and growth.
Hanks has developed a status for working with rising Black filmmakers, performing as an govt producer on Black Messiah, directed by Shaka King, Boots Riley’s Sorry To Trouble You, and Dee Rees’ Mudbound, amongst quite a few different options. On the tv aspect, she govt produced HBO’s The Apollo and Elevating Dion, the latter a 10-episode hour-long, sci-fi, household drama. The collection was renewed for a second season with MACRO producing for Netflix.
Earlier than working at MACRO, Hanks was senior vp at Tyler Perry’s 34th Avenue Movies, the place she labored on the film Valuable, and acted as a vp for George Tillman and Bob Teitel’s State Avenue Footage.
Fuentes is a first-generation Nicaraguan-American who’s a co-producer on Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou, a drama that premiered at Cannes 2021’s Un Sure Regard to a standing ovation and shall be launched theatrically within the U.S. by Focus Options on Sept. 17. She was additionally an affiliate producer on Alan Yang’s characteristic debut, Tigertail, which streams on Netflix.
Fuentes can be a co-founder and board member of The Latin Monitoring Board, which was launched in 2017 and has amassed over 200 members. The UCLA grad joined MACRO from WME in 2015.
“Poppy and Greta have been members of the unique staff after I launched MACRO six years in the past, so there actually aren’t sufficient phrases to explain my pleasure in saying these promotions right now,” stated King in saying the promotions. “Poppy’s expertise for story and her discerning eye have helped hone lots of our award-winning movies and he or she has been a trusted buddy and colleague for 20 years. Greta has grown into a real pressure on this enterprise, along with her sturdy relationships with artists and her eager means to establish, package deal and develop initiatives throughout city. I congratulate them each and look ahead to persevering with to construct with them.”