After founding Out of Africa Entertainment in 2004, Lance Samuels went on to produce widely successful shows including HBO’s Generation Kill and Strike Back, as well as feature films like The Bang Bang Club, Inescapable and Lucky.
In 2010, Blue Ice Pictures purchased Out of Africa Entertainment, naming Lance as President of the company. Under his leadership, Blue Ice Pictures has produced internationally acclaimed projects, such as The Book of Negroes, a six-part mini-series for BET and CBC based on the award-winning Lawrence Hill novel. Other projects include the films October Gale, The Night Before Halloween, and Lake Placid: Legacy. Most recently, Lance has produced the critically acclaimed BET mini-series Madiba, starring Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela, and the CTV series The Indian Detective, with Russell Peters and William Shatner.