EXCLUSIVE: Hot Sauce, the production company of actor Joy Bryant and writer / producer Samantha Taylor Pickett, has hired producer Inuka Bacote-Capiga as vice president of development and production. Hot Sauce was launched earlier this year with a multi-year first look contract with Sony Pictures Television and with a mission to develop and produce universal stories from unique and original voices that span genre and culture.
Bacote-Capiga’s production credits include the feature documentary Summer of the soul, which won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The document was acquired by Searchlight Pictures and will debut on Hulu and in theaters in July.
She also produced the feature film The 40-year-old version, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award. And she co-produced the Daytime Emmy-winning LGBTQ series, Eastsiders. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Blackhouse Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for various content creators.
“The opportunity to create with a bright and hardworking trusted friend is a gift. With Inuka, we form ourselves like Voltron, ready to tell flying and tasty stories. We are grateful to have him on the team, ”said Bryant and Pickett.
Said Bacote-Capiga, “I am delighted to be part of this creative journey with these amazing 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 taken over by Sola Fasehun at Distribution Collective and Amy Stein from Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.