EXCLUSIVE: Having already portrayed the President of United Earth in Star Trek: Discovery and changed On the political scene here in America more than once, Stacey Abrams is expanding her production company today with some heavy hiring.
Former CBS vice president of drama series development Adriana Martínez Barrón is joining Abrams' Sage Works as head of film and television, I've learned.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Adriana’s immense talents as our new Head of Film and Television as we continue to grow our roster and our reach,” Abrams told Deadline today of the new addition to her team. “As a storyteller and avid media consumer, I created Sage Works Productions because entertainment allows us to identify our most complex challenges and create creative solutions that inspire and transform,” the former Georgia lawmaker added.
The feeling is clearly mutual.
“I’m thrilled to partner with Stacey to bring her vision to life,” seasoned executive Martínez Barrón said Tuesday of his new work. “I look forward to continuing to champion and elevate vibrant, dynamic stories through characters that are as varied and progressive as the audiences they serve.”
Martínez Barrón will report directly to Abrams. Sage Works Productions was formed by the two-time 2020 Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Abrams and Sage Works are both repped by UTA
Before taking on the role of vice president overseeing the development of CBS' primetime in early 2022, Martínez Barrón was vice president of film at Eva Longoria's Unbelievable Entertainment production arm. Before that, the former CBS diversity writing program mentor and LFI Inclusion Fellowship mentor was Netflix's original series and content acquisitions manager in Latin America, working on projects in key markets such as Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. .
Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance in the October 4, 2020 Election Special Episode Part 2 of black, Stacey Abrams was also selected for Joe Biden's vice presidential spot that same year. Best-selling author and political force for her get-out-the-vote campaigns, Abrams was the star and producer of 2020 All In: The Fight for Democracy.
The Amazon Prime Video documentary Directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés, it followed the current voter suppression crisis in America.
With plenty of evidence to support her, Abrams claimed the Republican Party's use of voter suppression denied her the governorship of the Peach State in 2018, where she lost by 50,000 votes to winner Brian Kemp. A rematch between the two in 2022 saw Kemp re-elected after 11th hour-long endorsement by Donald Trump. Unlike 2018, Abrams has officially conceded the 2022 election.