Ava DuVernay secures the bag once again!
Let’s recap a few of her stellar accomplishments. DuVernay became the first Black woman to win a dramatic U.S. Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the first Black woman to be nominated for a Best Directing Golden Globe, and the first woman of color to helm a $100 million film, A Wrinkle In Time.
Now, The Queen Sugar creator has signed a multi-year and multi-genre overall deal with Warner Bros. of $100 million. Reportedly, the collaboration will allow DuVernay to create genres from comedy and drama series, to documentaries and digital content for broadcast, cable, and streaming services.
“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 Roth, Warner Bros TV Group president and chief content officer.
DuVernay told Deadline Tuesday, “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.”
DuVernay’s next upcoming project is the Central Park Five miniseries she created for Netflix, and she ‘s been tapped to direct the Prince documentary. We look forward to more jewels in her filmography’s crown!