Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are moving full steam ahead with their new Westbrook Studios venture, and they’ve just hired the person who will be leading their future TV productions.
According to Variety, Terence Carter is leaving 20th Century Fox Television to become co-president and head of television at Westbrook Studios, where he’ll be overseeing TV production and development there.
“Terence’s deep relationships with creators, commitment to collaboration, and remarkable experience across television genres make him an excellent leader and creative force,” said Westbrook co-founders Pinkett Smith and Smith in a statement. “We are incredibly excited to have Terence expanding and leading our television activities at Westbrook Studios.”
Carter will work alongside Jon Mone, who was recently named co-president and head of film at Westbrook Studios.
The powerhouse couple announced the multimedia venture this past summer, saying that Westbrook Studios would create “short and mid-form digital content, as well as traditional TV shows and movies, in an effort to execute their global content.”
“We are so excited to announce this new venture and fully immerse ourselves in all areas of the media and entertainment space,” the couple said in a statement. “With our incredible team of family, chosen family, and longtime business partners, Westbrook Inc.’s mission is to spread positive ideas, art, and products that entertain and empower the greatest number of lives, inspiring the next generation of artists to do good in the world.