Chervine Naamani Joins ColorCreative As Manager-Producer

EXCLUSIVE: Chervine Naamani has joined ColorCreative, the management and production company co-founded by Issa Rae, Deniese Davis, and Talitha Watkins, as a manager and producer.

Naamani joins from the management company Rain, where he spent four and a half years building a diverse, multicultural list of next generation filmmakers and writers. In his new role, he will continue to help spearhead the development of diverse emerging talent in the entertainment industry, reporting to ColorCreative President Talitha Watkins.

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Notable clients Naamani is bringing with him include filmmakers Bishal Dutta (It Lives Inside), Razelle Benally (Murder in Big Horn), Nardeep Khurmi (Land of Gold), Linh Tran (Waiting for the Light to Change), Jonathan Cuartas (My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To) and Bo Mirhosseni (History of Evil), as well as writers Kira Kalush (Ghosts), Erica Meredith (La Brea), Nicole Saad (Lioness), Savannah Ward (Cruel Summer), Brandon Schultz (Star Trek: Discovery), Maytha Alhassen (Ramy) and Ida Yazdi (Extended Family), and rising French star Anne Cissé (Lupin, upcoming Étoile).

“I am thrilled to have Chervine join our team at ColorCreative,” Watkins told Deadline. “His discerning eye and proven ability to spot up-and-coming talent will greatly serve our mission to amplify perspectives and content that reflect the world we live in.”

The son of political refugees from Iran, Naamani was born and raised in Paris, France, where he graduated from the Assas Law School. He started in management at Thruline before joining Buchwald and is fluent in English, French and Farsi.

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