Ava DuVernay Secures The Bag With $100 Million Production Deal

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

According to reports Emmy award winning director Ava DuVernay landed a $100 million dollar deal with Warner Bros. The deal covers DuVernay’s development of documentaries, drama and comedy series, and digital content for all streaming platforms.

The ‘Queen Sugar’ creator told Deadline,

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 joins a long list of African Americans who have recently acquired production deals. As previously reported by WHUR, Viola Davis and her husband just landed a deal with Amazon studios. Warner Bros also has a deal with Lebron James. We can’t forget former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama also have a deal with Netflix.

The  Warner Bros. deal is set to begin in January and with projects like Selma, 13th, and A Wrinkle in Time, under DuVernay’s belt, we are very excited for what’s to come.

Congratulations Ava!

WHUR Contributor


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