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Ava DuVernay has officially secured the bag for the culture. The academy award nominee and first black women to direct a $100 million dollar movie has been rewarded with a 9 figure deal.

According to Deadline, DuVernay just signed a multi-year and multi-genre overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. It is her first commitment with any studio, and it is scheduled to start in January. According to the site, the deal is within the $100 million range.

She said, “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.”

DuVernay already has an existing relationship with the studio through the Warner Horizon Scripted Television-produced show “Queen Sugar, “and the CBS event series “Red Line.” She serves as an executive producer on both shows.

The deal offers DuVernay the opportunity to sell her shows to everyone as opposed to being locked into one outlet. DuVernay is also in business with Netflix, with her highly anticipated four-part “Central Park Five,” drama premiering next year. She also signed on to do a documentary about the late great Prince, which is also expected to premiere next year.

Back in 2017, her Netflix documentary “13th” was nominated for an Academy Award. Ava is also back in the Oscar discussion yet again thanks to her directorial performance for Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ Ava will also be directing the film version of “New Gods,” one of DC Comics’ most cherished properties, created by comic book legend Jack Kirby in 1971

Congrats to Ava DuVernay on her new huge deal. Black excellence will keep spreading in 2019.

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