11 Sep 2020
Breaking barriers in Hollywood: WriterBoy inks deal with Netflix
Written byRashi BhattacharyyaEntertainment
25-year-old Brandon George Washington, also known as WriterBoy, has gone from publishing his first novel at the age of 17, to now executive-producing his first miniseries with Netflix.
He has established himself as a force to be reckoned with for the millennials in the entertainment industry. WriterBoy believes that he is destined to change the world.
Here's more about his journey.
First steps in the entertainment industry
Looking back at his journey and his initial steps in the industry, WriterBoy talks about the support he received from the entertainment fraternity.
"There's a few people in the industry that have uplifted me and given me insight more than other, there are genuine people in Hollywood; like Jamal Watson at Overbrook, Mikael and his entire family at Wonderland and my friend, Wes Armstrong."
Netflix trusted my team and gave me freedom: WriterBoy
Speaking about how he felt about working with Netflix, he says, "It was amazing, a lot of work, but more importantly a lot of freedom."
"They trusted me and my team and I can't say that for a lot of other networks in Hollywood. They trusted us and we delivered, over 1 million views to be exact," he adds.
WriterBoy's deal with Netflix opened doors for many people
In fact, WriterBoy's strategic deal with Netflix allowed him to launch opportunities for actors, artists, and many people behind-the-scenes, who would not have gotten an opportunity like this.
With this deal, he intends to create more content and change more lives. He says, "I want to open doors like God opened for me; and I would love to change lives, like God changed mine."
WriterBoy on King Vader and funding his own companies
After garnering this deal alongside King Vader, WriterBoy feels that his next calling is Hollywood.
He adds, "Me and Vader have so much more up our sleeves, separately and together. That's what makes our team so dope. We're all wolves- alone we eat, but together we feast."
Through social media, WriterBoy also earns enough to fund his companies, and to create opportunities for others.
The future looks bright for WriterBoy
With the re-launch of his film company, WriterBoyFilms, which was established in the year 2012, as well as his new miniseries Netflix Dreams, the future looks bright for this young director.
He is currently in production for his next film entitled Dream, starring some familiar faces from his Netflix series.