Entertainment Inuka Bacote-Capiga Joins Joy Bryant & Samantha Taylor Pickett’s Hot Sauce As SVP Development & Production
Opinion: Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame speech would not have been like Michael Jordan’s
Those that knew Kobe Bryant well believed his Hall of Fame speech would have been as unique as his on-court performances. And though he admired Jordan for how he played basketball, sought any competitive edge and maximized his business earnings, Bryant would not have wanted to be like Mike with his Hall of Fame speech. For all the endless comparisons on whether Jordan or Bryant finished with a better NBA career, Bryant’s Hall-of-Fame speech would have been more uplifting and classier than Jordan’s.
EXCLUSIVE:, the production company of actor and writer-producer , has brought in producer as SVP Development and Production. Hot Sauce with a multi-year first-look deal at Sony Pictures Television and a mission to develop and produce universal stories from unique and original voices that span genre and culture.
Bacote-Capiga’s producing credits include the feature documentary Summer of Soul, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition at 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The doc was acquired by Searchlight Pictures and will debut on Hulu and in theaters in July.
LeBron James Says He 'Fueled the Wrong Conversation' About Ma'Khia Bryant's Death with Controversial Tweet
LeBron James was on the receiving end of backlash last month for his controversial tweet about Ma'Khia Bryant, a Black teenager shot and killed by police in Ohio on April 20The NBA star's tweet, which has since been deleted, featured a photo of officer Nicholas Reardon, who shot Bryant. James' caption alongside the photo read, "YOU'RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY" with an hourglass emoji. (James' message was seemingly a reference to the guilty verdict that day in the murder case of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd.
She also produced the feature The 40-Year-Old Version, which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. And she co-executive produced the Daytime Emmy-winning LGBTQ series Eastsiders. Additionally, she serves as an affiliate of The Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for diverse content creators.
“The opportunity to create with a brilliant, hardworking trusted friend is a gift. With Inuka, we form like Voltron, ready to tell stories that are fly and flavorful. We’re grateful to have her on the team,” said Bryant and Pickett.
Said Bacote-Capiga: “I am thrilled to be on this creative journey with these incredible women. Our shared intention is to create a home for dynamic storytellers, and I look forward to working with Joy, Samantha and Sony Pictures Television to bring this vision to life.”
Bacote-Capiga is repped by Sola Fasehun at The Distribution Collective and Amy Stein of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.
The Big 3: Hall of Fame night awaits Duncan, Garnett, Bryant .
Kobe. Timmy. KG. The full names weren’t necessary. The first name, or even the initials, were enough. Such was the star power that Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett carried throughout their careers and still possess, all of them now five years removed from their final games as NBA greats. Each was an NBA champion, an MVP, an Olympic gold medalist, annual locks for All-Star and All-Defensive teams. And now, the ultimate honor comes their way: On Saturday night in Uncasville, Connecticut, they all officially become members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.