Writer/director/producer Ava DuVernay has signed a "multi-year and multi-genre" overall TV deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, according to Deadline. DuVernay, who produces under her Forward Movement shingle, will reportedly receive roughly $100 million for the deal.
"I’ve had nothing but beautiful experiences working with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul," Duvernay told Deadline. "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."
DuVernay has had several TV projects with WB TV in the past, including OWN's Queen Sugar and the upcoming The Red Line for CBS. She is also directng a New Gods film for WB TV's sister company, Warner Bros. Pictures.
"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," said Warner Bros. TV Group President and Chief Content Officer Roth. "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."