Ava DuVernay Inks $100 Million Deal with Warner Bros2 weeks ago by Amber Le in Movie News
Award-winning director, Ava DuVernay just inked a $100 million deal with Warner Bros Television Group and it’s set to kick off in January. It’s a multi-year and multi-genre overall deal with the Peter Roth studio. The deal consists of WBTV production and development for both her and her Forward Movement, covering everything from drama, comedy, documentaries, digital content, broadcasts and much more.
DuVernay expressed her enthusiasm to be working with the company.
“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.”
In addition, Roth also is beyond delighted to have teamed up with Oscar-nominated filmmaker.
“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.”