Taraji P. Henson is the latest talent to sign an overall production deal at BET Studios–Shadow and Act has confirmed.

The first studio venture of its kind, BET Studios is designed to “supply the increased demand for premium content from Black creators across an array of internal buyers, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+, and BET, in addition to select third-party platforms.”

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Taraji and TPH Entertainment to BET Studios’ growing portfolio of top Black creators and industry leaders. Taraji is immensely important to both the industry and our community. As such, she will contribute her profound insights and expertise to amplify BET Studios’ diverse array of content offerings,” said Scott Mills, Chief Executive Officer, BET. “While Taraji continues to excite, inspire, and dismantle barriers as an award-winning actress, the creation of TPH Entertainment as a vehicle to champion underrepresented storytellers whose voices are integral to the media and social landscapes is in perfect alignment with our mission for BET Studios. Taraji is

Henson said, “BET has always been the foundation of my fanbase and a huge supporter of me throughout my career. BET Studios understands and perfectly aligns with my vision of why I founded TPH Entertainment, to increase opportunities and create content that will challenge audiences and inspire new perspectives. I am so excited to join them and for the incredible content we will create together. This partnership will be for the culture.”

Henson is currently filming The Color Purple musical film adaptation. It was also recently announced that she will produce and star in Alessandro Camon’s Time Alone, under the TPH banner.

TPH Entertainment was first launched in the fall of 2020 by Henson with her producing parner Christine Conley.

Previously announced projects include TwoFaced with Bron Entertainment– it will be Henson’s her feature directorial debut. They also have Sorcerority, which they will co-produce with Game Changer Films and Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions.