29 Apr 2019
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Thanks to the Hollywood Reporter for sharing this news!

The Oscar winner has also launched a production company with WME’s Brian Clisham set to run it alongside her.



Octavia Spencer is putting down roots at Disney’s 20th Century Fox Television.

The Oscar-winner (The Help) has signed a three-year pod deal with the studio and launched a production company, Orit Entertainment, with partner Brian Clisham. Under the pact, Orit will produce television and film projects across all genres with a focus on inspiring and uplifting fare. Those projects will be in the same vein of the feature films and series in which she has starred.

“I decided to partner with Brian because, as an agent , he was instrumental in shaping my career. He has always understood my desire to work with a diverse group of talent both in front of and behind the scenes. I trust his taste and his counsel and know he will thrive in this new role. We are always on the same page and most importantly, have a lot fun!”

lisham started his career in the Endeavor mailroom in 2006 and was an assistant and an agent in the talent department at WME for 13 years.

“It’s no surprise to me that Octavia went from a ’20-year overnight success’ with The Help, to a bona fide multi-hyphenate,” Clisham said. “Octavia doesn’t just think like an actor — she sees every project through the lens of a producer, studio executive, awards consultant, cinematographer … you name it. Her creative and business acumen have led her to this moment, and I’m honored she wants to partner with me in this new chapter to continue the success we’ve built together over the past nine years.”

Spencer’s credits include starring and exec producing Apple’s eight-episode drama series Truth Be Told as well as Netflix limited series Madam CJ Walker, which is also exec produced by LeBron James. She’s also developing a Jonestown drama at HBO alongside Vince Gilligan and Michelle MacLaren. On the film side, she next stars and exec produces Ma, Luce and the upcoming The Witches. She also has voice roles in The Voyage of Dr. Doolittle and Disney’s Onward. As an exec producer, her film credits include best-picture Oscar winner Greenbook, Fruitvale Station and Small Town Crime.

“Octavia is so impressive. Not only is she a spectacular talent as a performer, but she has also amassed a body of work that speaks to her taste in material and creative and commercial instincts,” said 20th president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis. “Every project she signs on for is interesting and unexpected, and when she told us she and Brian wanted to develop projects for television, we were instantly on board to be their studio. We think her company is really going to make a mark.”

Spencer becomes the latest producer to ink a deal with the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox TV. She joins recent signings including Bob’s Burgers co-showrunner Nora Smith, Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless), I. Marlene King (Pretty Little Liars) and Drew Goddard (Buffy).

Spencer and Orit are repped by WME and Jackoway Austen.

31 Mar 2019
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Meet the creative minds behind the stories.

Apple TV+ is a new streaming service with original stories from the most creative minds in TV and film. Coming this fall.

31 Mar 2019
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This week Apple announced their new Apple TV+ at a special event. Octavia stars in one of their new series called Are You Sleeping?.

Gallery Links:
Octavia Spencer Online > 2019 > March 25 | Apple TV+ Event

30 Mar 2019
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I have to admit this is one of my all-time favorite films! It is the story of a couple who takes in three children from Foster Care. I am a current foster parent. I have adopted one beautiful girl and am fostering my beautiful 8 month old foster daughter. It is emotional but rewarding work! If you want to learn more reach out to your state’s foster care program!


Gallery Links:
Octavia Spencer Online > Films > 2018 | Instant Family > Captures | The Film

30 Mar 2019
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How exciting! Melissa and her good friend Octavia in the same film! FABULOUS! Thank you Deadline for the news!

EXCLUSIVE: As we watch superhero movies dominate Deadline’s Most Profitable Pic tournament, it was just a matter of time before Netflix got in that game. Sure enough, sources say they are wrapping up deals with Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy to star this fall in Thunder Force, a film that Ben Falcone has written and will direct. They are keeping the specifics under wraps, but I’m told the story will center on the two stars getting superpowers.

The film will be produced by Marc Platt, Falcone and McCarthy. Spencer is coming off exec producing Best Picture winner Green Book, and she most recently was Oscar nominated for The Shape of Water and Hidden Figures after winning for The Help. McCarthy is coming off an Oscar nomination for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Spencer is repped by WME and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; McCarthy and Falcone are repped by CAA and MGMT.

29 Mar 2019
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Octavia stars as “Ma” aka Sue Ann in her new film in theaters May 31, 2019. Universal released the trailer recently! Check it out!

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.

Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.”

But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

29 Mar 2019
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I am so excited to share Octavia Spencer Online with you. This site is a small dedication to a talented actress. I have been a fan of Octavia’s since the first time I saw her as the DMV Worker on The Big Bang Theory! She astounded me in the film The Help as Minny and every performance from drama to comedy and everything in between has me admiring her more.

The site is just a fraction of what I hope for it to be. There is a biography, a basic filmography, and a gallery with over 11,000 images in it.

A giant thank you to my friend Claudia at Never Enough Design for our beautiful theme!

To keep up to date on the site updates be sure to follow us at our brand new twitter account twitter.com/OctaviaSpOnline



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