The Lionsgate subsidiary has struck a first-look deal with Luv producer Datari Turner.

Under the deal Codeblack gets all distribution rights to Turner’s microbudget productions for North America, which Turner will produce through his Datari Turner Productions.

His credits include Sundance 2012 selection Luv (pictured), It’s A Disaster starring Julia Stiles and America Ferrera and the James Franco drama About Cherry.

“Datari has quickly established himself as a prolific producer with a keen ability to make powerful films that connect with moviegoers,” said Codeblack Films president Jeff Clanagan.