Ava DuVernay has proven she is all about the money moves, becoming a producer without ever attending school for it, she is one who knows her craft. Most recently, Ava snatched a bag with Warner Bros, signing a multi-million dollar deal with the company. The deal is set to begin in January. Snatching bag after bag, Ava DuVernay has worked on projects such as “A Wrinkle In Time,” “Selma,” “Queen Sugar,” the Netflix docuseries “13th,” and so much more. With “Wrinke In Time” she created history becoming the first woman of color to hit a $100 million with her live-action film with Disney.
“I’ve had nothing but beautiful experiences working with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul,” DuVernay, said in a statement.
“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.”
“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,” Warner Bros TV Group president and chief content officer Roth said.
“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.”