We recently shared the news that Priyanka Chopra is starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the hotly-anticipated The Matrix 4 movie, and has an autobiography in the pipeline, but her talents don’t stop there.
Purple Pebble Pictures, the production company ran by Priyanka and her mother Madhu have officially partnered with ViacomCBS Entertainment in an initiative to help establish a First Time Directors programme for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) and women filmmakers who will work alongside high-profile Executive Producers, including Angela Bassett, Idris Elba, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, and their respective production companies.
They’ll also work with the Group’s content and Chief Creative Officer, Nina L. Diaz to target and execute projects, as well as mentor and oversee the process. Under the programme 50 films will be helmed by first-time BIPOC, and female filmmakers and Directors across Paramount Network, MTV, Comedy Central, and the Group’s portfolio.
Speaking about the ground-breaking partnership, Priyanka said: “When I founded Purple Pebble Pictures our mission was clear, to create opportunities where there were few, and to tell global stories for global audiences irrespective of location and language.”