Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Lands Warner Bros. TV Group Deal
“I look forward to amplifying the talent and voices of other Black creatives through my work.”
Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter‘s Co-Founder and Executive Director, has officially signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. This marks her first time working with the multinational mass media company and her first-ever studio agreement. Cullors said in a statement:
“Black voices, especially Black voices who have been historically marginalized, are important and integral to today’s storytelling. Our perspective and amplification is necessary and vital to helping shape a new narrative for our families and communities. I am committed to uplifting these stories in my new creative role with the Warner Bros. family. As a long time community organizer and social justice activist, I believe that my work behind the camera will be an extension of the work I’ve been doing for the last twenty years. I look forward to amplifying the talent and voices of other Black creatives through my work.”
According to Deadline, Cullors will be working on original digital content and will produce original programming for all of Warner’s platforms: streaming services, cable and its five broadcast networks. “This includes but is not limited to live-action scripted drama and comedy series; long-form/event series; unscripted docuseries; animated programming for co-viewing among kids, young adults and families,” the publication reported. Together with the entertainment conglomerate, the author and political strategist will amplify the voices of Black creatives through her upcoming projects.
Specific details of the deal have not been disclosed yet, so stay tuned while we wait for further updates.