Flavor Unit Entertainment

Flavor Unit Entertainment is an American entertainment company originally launched in Jersey City, New Jersey, but is now based in Miami, Florida, United States.[1][2] The company was founded by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere in 1995.

Flavor Unit Entertainment
Founded1995 Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, United States
Key people
Queen Latifah (Co-founder)
Shakim Compere (Co-Founder)
ProductsMotion pictures, Music, Home entertainment, Television production

The company produces films and television shows. In February 2013, Netflix signed an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with Flavor Unit Entertainment. Netflix will have its pick of movies produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment to debut on its internet streaming service.[3]

In April 2014, Flavor Unit Entertainment entered into an exclusive programming partnership with Centric which will re-brand the cable television channel as the first network designed for the black woman.[4] The deal includes bringing Flavor Unit Entertainment's Single Ladies to Centric for a fourth season.

On April 26, 2017, MTV announced that they were rebooting the slasher television series, Scream in its third season, with a new cast and setting. As part of the reboot process, it was revealed that Brett Matthews will be serving as the main showrunner. In addition, Brett Matthews, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will be added as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment.[5][6] The third season premiered on VH1 on July 8, 2019.[7]


Year Film Director
2004 The Cookout Lance Rivera
2005 Beauty Shop Bille Woodruff
2007 The Perfect Holiday Lance Rivera
Life Support (film) (TV) Nelson George
Wifey (TV) Reginald Hudlin
2010 Just Wright Sanaa Hamri
2011 The Cookout 2 Lance Rivera
2012 Steel Magnolias (2012 film) (TV) Kenny Leon
2013 House Of Bodies Alex Merkin
Percentage Alex Merkin
2015 Brotherly Love (2015 film) Jamal Hill
Bessie (film) Dee Rees
November Rule Mike Elliott
2016 The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (TV)[8][9] Nelson George
2017 Deuces Jamal Hill


Year Television Notes
1999–2001 The Queen Latifah Show Association with Telepictures Productions
2011–2014 Let's Stay Together Association with Cofer Entertainment Group (BET Originals)
2011–2015 Single Ladies
2012 The Star Next Door Association with 25/7 Productions and Raquel Productions
The Next Association with 25/7 Productions and Raquel Productions
2013–2015 The Queen Latifah Show[10]
2019 Scream[11] Association with DiGa Vision


  1. ^ "Queen Latifah Production Company".
  2. ^ "New Jersey Business Portal". www.nj.gov. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Netflix Signs Exclusive Agreement With Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment". www.deadline.com. 5 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment Enters into Exclusive New Programming Partnership with Centric, the First Network Designed for the Black Woman".
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (April 26, 2017). "'Scream': Queen Latifah & New Showrunner Join Season 3 Revamp". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Chapman, Tom (April 26, 2017). "Scream TV Series Reboot Confirmed; New Showrunner Announced". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 24, 2019). "'Scream' Reboot Moves to VH1, Gets July Debut, Trailer (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  8. ^ https://deadline.com/2016/02/cassandra-freeman-traci-thoms-queen-latifah-the-real-mvp-kevin-durant-movie-1201695463/
  9. ^ http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-real-mvp-the-wanda-durant-story
  10. ^ "CBS TV Stations Land Sony TV's Queen Latifah Daytime Talk Show For Fall 2013". www.deadline.com. 29 October 2012.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (April 26, 2017). "'Scream': Queen Latifah & New Showrunner Join Season 3 Revamp". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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