Comics, animations, and other media rarely feature the history of Black culture before slavery. Geiszel Godoy, Manual Godoy, and Teunis De Raat are seeking to change that and have already come a long way with their popular comic series and brand, Black Sands Entertainment. Will their
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Black Sands Entertainment after
Geiszel Godoy, Manual Godoy, and Teunis De Raat appeared on
|Mark Cuban and Kevin Hart
|Accepted deal of $500,000 for 30% equity
Shark Tank Black Sands Entertainment Update
- Entrepreneurs: Geiszel Godoy, Manuel Godoy, and Teunis De Raat
- Business: Culturally diverse comics, animations, and other media
- Ask: $500,000 for 5% equity
- Result: $500,000 for 30% equity
- Sharks: Mark Cuban and Kevin Hart
Black Sands Entertainment is a company based on uplifting Black creators and exploring their rich history. Geiszel Godoy, Manuel Godoy, and Teunis De Raat are committed to creating an inclusive space — and they are well on their way.
Black Sands is the most popular independent book series in the black community and it is clear why. The story is about a young boy named Ausar whose life goal is to rule Kemet. This leads him on a quest across the war-torn lands of the ancient world.
Right now, they mostly focus on comic books, with an animated feature for their flagship IP in the works.
After their intro, they invite the sharks to view a short clip from their animated feature.
Manuel reveals that their year-to-date sales are $800,000 and that their IP is the main source of revenue for the company. They have 12 different titles signed on and make most of their money from physical comic book sales.
Before the other sharks can make offers or voice their opinions, guest shark Kevin Hart jumps in with an offer.
He has the writers, illustrators, and distribution that the entrepreneurs need. His production company, Hartbeat, will be able to take this IP to the next level, especially considering Black Sands Entertainment’s success leading up to this point.
However, Mark Cuban wants in on the deal, too, saying that he can help with the technology side of things. Together, they offer $500,000 for 30% equity.
Manuel counters the offer, asking for $500,000 for 10% equity between Mark and Kevin. Plus, he adds a $0.25 royalty per hardcover sold to sweeten the deal.
However, Kevin doubles down on the value he can add to their company.
In the end, the entrepreneurs accept, leaving the tank with a two-shark deal.
So, how are things for the entertainment brand going now? Let’s take a look at our Black Sands Entertainment update and find out.
During our Black Sands Entertainment update, we found that they have been featured at New York Comic Con, Publishers Weekly, and other high-quality authorities on comic media.
According to U.S. News, Black Sands Entertainment was able to finalize the deal with Hartbeat. With the deal sealed, they’re moving forward with developing an animated feature based on the “Black Sands” series.
One of the company’s first big moves is an anime production deal with Composition Media to adapt its comics into a series.
Even better, after appearing on the show, Black Sands Entertainment sold more than 200,000 copies of their comic books. Additionally, the company has surpassed $2 million in lifetime sales.
Manuel also shares with the same publication that landing the deal with Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban has been a game-changer. Because of this, the company now has the connections to land top-quality voice and animation talent.
The company is increasing its focus on awareness, as well. They created an app to showcase Black talent, and are working to get their books into schools across the country.
They sell bundles of their various titles on the Black Sands Entertainment website, where you can also find some sweet merch.
We can’t wait to see where our next Black Sands Entertainment update takes us!
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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!