Ava DuVernay Signs $100 Million Dollar Deal with Warner Bros. TV

Ava DuVernay is just secured yet another bag!

The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated director has signed a development deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

The deal is said to be multi-year, multi-genre, and worth about $100 million.

via Complex:

“I’ve had nothing but beautiful experiences working with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul,” said DuVernay. “They love and support artists in wonderful and nourishing ways…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.”

The move is slightly surprising considering DuVernay’s current and past Netflix collaborations, including her documentary 13th and her forthcoming Central Park Five series and Prince doc, which are all being housed by the streaming service. Netflix recently inked multi-million dollar deals with heavyweights like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

DuVernay is already working within the Warner family on her series Queen Sugar, which airs on Oprah’s OWN, and The Red Line. The deal also allows her to sell shows to anyone, instead of one single outlet, and gives her the opportunity to pursue big screen projects. 

“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,” president and chief content officer Peter Roth told Deadline. “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.” 

Glow Ava, GLOW!

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Ava Duvernay Wants A Assata Shakur Movie

This would a win all the way around. Im currently 98 pages until i finish Assata Shakur’s Book. It was an amazing book about an amazing women. Shes also Tupac’s aunt

Via Afropunk

Director Ava DuVernay is a busy lady and about to get busier. The Academy Award-nominated director has her sights set on the incredible and fascinating story of freedom fighter Assata Shakur. Responding positively to a fan’s tweet about previous statements Ava DuVernay has made about her desire to tell Shakur’s story, the Selma director promised that “one day” she’d bring the truth of what really happened to the civil rights activist who fled to Cuba after she escaped from prison.