Latifah Company, Paramount Ink DVD Deal

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Films has inked a deal to produce exclusive direct-to-DVD urban films for Paramount Home Entertainment.

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Films has inked a deal to produce exclusive direct-to-DVD urban films for Paramount Home Entertainment.

The titles will include dramas, action pictures, romances and comedies. Latifah is not expected to act in any of the projects. A potential first release, "Shotta's," is directed by Cess Rivera and features Ky-Mani Marley, Bob Marley's son. No release date has been set.

All of the films will be produced by Latifah and Flavor Unit co-owner Shakim Compere. It is not known how many titles will be released annually under the deal.