CAA Signs ‘The Blackening’ Star Dewayne Perkins

CAA has signed Emmy-nominated actor, author and comic Dewayne Perkins for illustration. 

A Selection 10 Comics to Watch honoree in 2020, Perkins can be recognized for his work in TV and movie, together with the upcoming MRC movie “The Blackening,” which is ready to be launched by Lionsgate on June 16. He has additionally starred within the Disney+ particular “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” and the Amazon Prime Video animated sequence “Sausage Occasion: Foodtopia.”

Perkins co-produced and stars in “The Blackening,” which he co-wrote with Tracy Oliver. The horror-comedy premiered on the 2022 Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition and is impressed by a 3Peat comedy sketch of the identical title, written by Perkins, that aired on Comedy Central in 2018. “The Blackening” additionally stars Antoinette Robertson, Sinqua Partitions, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, Jay Pharoah and James Preston Rogers.

Perkins additionally served as a author and co-executive producer on “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” and as a co-executive producer on “Sausage Occasion: Foodtopia.” His tv writing credit additionally embody “Brooklyn 9-9,” “Saved by the Bell,” “The Break With Michelle Wolf” and “The Amber Ruffin Present,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy within the excellent writing for a range sequence class. He’s at the moment adapting Hasbro’s “Clue” and a Fox animated sequence and not too long ago co-wrote the HBCU comedy “Homecoming” with Oliver and Kevin A. Garnett for Sony.

As an actor, he’s recurred on “The Upshaws,” “Shermans Showcase” and “Saved by the Bell.”

Along with CAA, Perkins continues to be represented by Artists First; Isaac Dunham at Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham; and Coakley Public Relations.