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  • Age
    39
  • Title
    Founder
  • Company
    Monkeypaw Productions

You may know Peele as an actor, or more recently as an Oscar-winning writer-director, but the Manhattan native has emerged as one of Hollywood’s premier producers. His production company has a flurry of active projects, including a horror drama series with HBO and a sci-fi anthology on the rebranded YouTube Premium. In June, newly named [f500link]Amazon[/f500link] Studios chief Jennifer Salke’s first order of business was signing Peele to an exclusive TV deal. The Get Out director has paved the way for a new market of socially conscious horror, with the film earning $255 million off a budget of $4.5 million and the first Academy Award for original screenwriting ever won by an African-American.

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