Now we can add the name of Ava DuVernay, along with Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris, to the list of recipients of large nine-digit television production agreements during the last year or so; Deadline informs that the Selma The director has just signed an agreement for $ 100 million to develop projects for Warner Bros. TV.
Although it is probably still more known for his film, since he recently directed the Disney movie. A wrinkle in time, and currently working on a DC based on Comics New gods Movie for the Warner movies division: DuVernay has been a prolific force on television in recent years. She created (and produces executive in) the well-received from OWN Queen of sugar (Also produced in association with Warner TV), and is currently working on a documentary series on Central Park Five for Netflix. In fact, it is somewhat surprising that this agreement did not materialize in the broadcast service, due to its great capacity, the hunger of renowned talents and the fact that it was the host of DuVernay's previous documentary. 13 °, and an upcoming one on Prince.
The multi-year agreement will allow DuVernay to buy its series produced by Warner at multiple points of sale, as well as the company's gold boy, Greg Berlanti, who is working with DuVernay on the next series of CBS events. Red line. The agreement is being explicitly labeled as "multi-gender", too, so presumably we can expect DuVernay to continue exploring his varied tastes, which range from family drama and action science fiction to socially conscious documents.