Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has signed a $100 Million Deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment to bring more blockbuster contents to TV and streaming services.
According to Deadline, she has signed a multi-year and multi-genre overall deal with Warner Bros. Televisions which will see her develop new projects for the studio, including drama, comedy, long-form and event series, documentaries, digital content and more.
The deal is reportedly said to start in January 2019.
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“Warner Bros is a terrific partner on matters of visibility + belonging for all kinds + cultures of people, which is our mission at Forward Movement. Couldn’t be happier to call Warner Bros TV my production home.” Thanks for the love and light, folks. Really appreciated. xo, A.
I’ve had nothing but beautiful experiences working with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul. They love and support artists in wonderful and nourishing ways. They work within a traditional studio headed by Kevin Tsujihara that is stirring with untraditional energy and fresh protocols for intentional, inclusive image-making. Warner Bros is a terrific partner about matters of visibility and belonging for all kinds and cultures of people, which is our mission at Forward Movement. I couldn’t be happier to call Warner Bros TV my production home.
Speaking on the deal, WBTV chief content officer Peter Roth said:
Ava DuVernay is one of the leading lights in our industry, a brilliantly talented writer, producer, director and entrepreneur whose ability to inspire with her art is exceeded only by her ability to entertain. We have had the great pleasure of working with her on Queen Sugar andThe Red Line, and we are extremely excited about the new stories she has to tell.
This is hughe! We say a big congratulations