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Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has signed what it calls a ‘landmark’, multi-year partnership with Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer, producer and director Ava DuVernay.
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Through the partnership — which marks the director’s first overall deal with any studio and extends WBTVG’s on-going strategic commitment to collaborate with who it regards as the leading creators the industry — DuVernay and her Forward Movement production company will develop and produce television projects exclusively for Warner Bros. Television, beginning January 2019. The contract is set to include drama and comedy series, documentaries and digital content for broadcast, cable and streaming services alike.

The new deal also expands DuVernay’s existing relationship with WBTVG, which began in 2015 when she was signed on to produce Queen Sugar for OWN alongside Oprah Winfrey. In addition to Queen Sugar, which has had a historic all-female directing team for each season, DuVernay is an executive producer of Warner Bros. Television’s The Red Line.

“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,” commented WBTVG CCO Peter 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.”

“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,” added DuVernay. “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.”