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Ava DuVernay Inks Multi-Year Deal with Warner Bros

Ava DuVernay Inks Multi-Year Deal with Warner Bros

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has signed a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television, where she will develop and produce television projects exclusively for the entertainment company through her company, Forward Movement. The pact extends DuVernay's relationship with Warner Bros. TV, for whom she executive produces OWN's Queen Sugar and CBS' midseason drama The Red Line. Sources estimate the deal to be worth in the high eight-figure range with some saying it could be as much as $100 million. The 46-year-old Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer, producer, and director has a Netflix miniseries, Central Park Five, and a comedy based on the life of NFL star and activist Colin Kaepernick in the works. “Warner Bros is a terrific partner on matters of visibility + belonging for all kinds + cultures of people, which is our mission at Forward Movement. Couldn’t be happier to call Warner Bros TV my production home,” DuVernay tweeted. The agreement goes into effect in January. More here.

Cleaver Wants Industry Standards for Facial Recognition Technology 

Cleaver Wants Industry Standards for Facial Recognition Technology 

Xochitl Torres Small Names René Muñoz as Chief of Staff

Xochitl Torres Small Names René Muñoz as Chief of Staff