Ayesha Curry and Dexton Deboree to develop Title IX miniseries – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Title IX and its impact on the history and rights of women will occupy a central place in IX, an original Sweet July Productions miniseries by bestselling author Ayesha Curry, Dexton Deboree and his Falkon Entertainment banner.

Created by Deboree, the multi-part docuseries take its name from the final amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will take viewers through a solid collection of stories of inspiration, transformation, struggle, triumph and the ongoing struggle for equality that defines Title IX and its impact on sport, politics, social activism and American culture in general. The initial birth of women’s rights, the evolution of gender equality, the dawn of the recording age are just a few of the topics to be explored and explained by powerful women who are committed in the fight for equality.

The series will be co-produced under the banner of Ayesha’s television and film production company and Deboree’s Falkon Entertainment. Tiffany Nicholson-Horton of Sweet July Productions and Wondwoosen Dikran of Falkon will be the executive producers. Nathaniel O. Calloway is co-executive producer of Falkon.

The teams are currently in discussion with an array of powerful female directors to direct.

“The motivation behind everything I do is showing my kids that they can accomplish anything,” said Curry. “If it weren’t for Title IX and the women who fought for equality over the last century, it might not be. The fact that it has not been ratified is completely shocking, and with the 50th anniversary approaching next year, now is the time to educate and shine a light on those who fought and continue to fight for Women’s rights. I am grateful that I can create and share stories that are important, inspiring and crucial now more than ever.

“It’s a subject that I’ve been following for many years, and after meeting Ayesha and the team at Sweet July Productions, something started in my heart that sparked the game and pushed me to work.” , added Deboree, Founder and CCO of Falkon. . “We knew we had to delve into the entirety of the events that unfolded to finally pass the law because it really is the tip of the iceberg in the fight for equality. Title IX was born out of a manifestation of a seed planted long ago that evolved over time thanks to powerful women throughout history and a few good men supporting them.

He continued, “Even after all this time, the tragic truth is that the law still has not been fully ratified today. Considering the important anniversary of the law next year and the general state of our culture and our world, this documentary series is more urgent and important than ever and this story must not only be told but shouted out. mountains. My greatest hope is that the whole world will wake up, take action and embrace the change that must occur, now and possibly even ultimately inspiring the ratification of Title IX once and for all. We couldn’t think of a better partner than Ayesha, Tiffany and the Sweet July team because from day one we have been fully aligned with the story, approach and our common goals and values ​​to inspire the world. through storytelling.


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