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Taraji P. Henson inks overall production deal with BET

Looks like Cookie is taking her talents elsewhere! BET announced on Wednesday that former Empire star Taraji P. Henson and her production company, TPH Entertainment, struck an overall deal with the network to produce cultural-focused content from Black creators.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Taraji and TPH Entertainment to BET Studios’ growing portfolio of top Black creators and industry leaders,” said Scott Mills, BET’s CEO. “Taraji is immensely important to both the industry and our community. As such, she will contribute her profound insights and expertise to amplify BET Studios’ diverse array of content offerings.”

“BET has always been the foundation of my fanbase and a huge supporter of me throughout my career,” Henson said in a statement. “BET Studios understands and perfectly aligns with my vision of why I founded TPH Entertainment, to increase opportunities and create content that will challenge audiences and inspire new perspectives. I am so excited to join them and for the incredible content we will create together. This partnership will be for the culture.”

Alongside producing partner Christine Conley, Henson launched TPH Entertainment in fall of 2020 and has since announced several projects, including TWO-FACED, which will also serve as her directorial debut.

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