Cheyenne Jackson Launches Manufacturing Firm With Husband Jason Landau

Cheyenne Jackson is including producer to his resume. The actor and singer has quietly launched a manufacturing firm, Shiny Boy Leisure, together with his husband Jason Landau, the couple completely tells me.

Their first venture is “Brutal,” director Sam McConnell and author Nicolas Citton‘s comedy quick a couple of information anchor (Jackson) who acquires a leaked intercourse tape of a longtime U.S. senator. The forged additionally consists of Rachael Harris (“Lucifer”), Angelica Ross (“Pose”), Johnny Sibilly (“Queer as Folks”), Drew Droege (“Search Social gathering”) and Matthew Morrison (“Glee”). “Brutal” will premiere June 18 at Frameline in San Francisco adopted by extra pageant screenings all through the summer season.

Jackson got here on as a producer of “Brutal,” a co-production with Julie Christeas of Tandem Footage, after McConnell supplied him the lead position. “We’re utilizing ‘Brutal’ as a proof of idea. We predict it might be an amazing collection form of within the vein of ‘Veep,’” Jackson says.

Jackson and Landau, a merchandising and branding government, married in 2014. They’re mother and father to five-year-old twins Willow and Ethan.

Shiny Boy began to come back collectively a couple of 12 months in the past.

“We’ll be watching a present or film collectively and we’ll each have the identical observe a couple of scene,” says Jackson.

Landau says, “Like simply final evening, we had been watching one thing and we stopped a scene and had been like, ‘OK, if we had been writing the scene, that is what’s lacking. Why folks didn’t get it’s as a result of this didn’t occur or that didn’t occur.’”

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Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau at Sean Penn’s CORE Gala on the Hollywood Palladium on June 10, 2022 in Los Angeles.
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They finally realized they could be on to one thing greater than simply sofa critiques. “Jason stored saying, ‘We have to do one thing collectively. We have to work collectively,’” Jackson says. “I used to be a little bit reticent as a result of…”

Jason interjects, “As a result of we wish to keep married.”

However their working relationship is transferring alongside fairly properly. “We’ve about three or 4 initiatives in numerous phases of growth, some that we’re writing from scratch and a few that we acquired from folks,” Jackson says.

“We see that there’s a gap lacking in how folks inform tales and in what tales are being advised,” Landau says. “The underside line is we’re each reality seekers.”

Jackson says his “Name Me Kat” co-star and producer Mayim Bialik has been an inspiration. “Particularly watching her write, direct and produce her first characteristic whereas being an government producer and a co-star, I began to assume, I can try this,” he says.

Jackson’s credit additionally embrace “Julie and the Phantoms,” “Watchmen,” “American Horror Story,” “30 Rock” and “Glee.” He earned Drama Desk Award nominations for his work in Broadway’s “Xanadu” and “Finian’s Rainbow.”

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