Universal Content Productions has revealed Elliot Page has signed a new writing deal with the company.
The star of The Umbrella Academy will be developing projects across their streaming and cable services in the future.
The deal is a fantastic opportunity for Page to provide more voices and advocacy to the trans and LGBTIQA+ community on screen.
Elliot Page on telling stories “That are desperately needed at this time”
Elliot Page has been known for various roles on screen over the years. These include the X-men series, Juno and Inception.
More recently Page made headlines after announcing his transition and has received waves of public support.
Elliot has since used his platform to discuss his identity and advocate for trans voices. More recently discussing his transition with Oprah.
He even went on to become the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time magazine on his own.
On speaking about his new writing deal with UCP Elliot Page highlighted the importance of his role in supporting the LGBTIQA+ community.
“The leadership support my desire to tell compelling and authentic stories from historically marginalised perspectives. Stories that are desperately needed at this moment in time.” He announced in a statement.
It’s clear that Elliot’s role with the UCP will be about bringing more diverse voices to the companies production. Something both Elliot and UCP are keen to share.
Speaking of the deal with Elliot UCP president Beatrice Springborn explained. “He, and all of us at UCP, champion the many and varied transgender and other underrepresented voices and stories in the media. We are thrilled this partnership will amplify Elliot’s work through exciting projects that cross genres and reflect distinct and diverse experiences.”
Upcoming projects with Eliot have not been announced by the company yet.
Given the extensive voice Elliot Page has given to the trans community we can expect to see some great stories in the future.
Watch Elliot Page discussing his coming out letter with Oprah below.
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