Director Ava DuVernay has just earned another sweet deal. The Emmy winner reportedly inked a lucrative deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, and it’s worth millions.
The deal reportedly is worth $100 million and covers both production and development, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” DuVernay told Deadline on Nov. 27.
WBTV chief content officer Peter Roth also released a statement in light of the exciting news. “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 and The Red Line, and we are extremely excited about the new stories she has to tell,” the statement reads.
This has proved to be an epic year for DuVernay. She became the first black woman to direct a $100 million, A Wrinkle In Time, which debuted in Feb. 2018. The movie also ranked second at the box office behind Black Panther. She also directed OWN’s popular series Queen Sugar. She is currently working on the forthcoming documentary about Prince and the upcoming series about the Central Park Five with Netflix.
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