Ava DuVernay’s overall deal with WBTV to expire this month

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay, the US filmmaker behind Netflix’s When They See Us and OWN’s Black Sugar, is to soon part ways with Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) as her overall deal comes to an end.

The five-year $100m agreement she inked in 2018 is to conclude at the end of this month and US reports suggest DuVernay is set to make an amicable split from the studio. There are no details about her next move.

DuVernay’s credits also include Netflix limited series Colin In Black And White and feature films Selma and A Wrinkle In Time, as well as The CW’s Naomi and NBC’s Home Sweet Home, under her WBTV agreement.

The director, writer and producer is currently in post-production on her feature film Caste, while her romantic drama series for Starz series, starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff, which was given a three-season pledge, is currently on hold due to the WGA strike.

News of DuVernay’s deal expiring was first reported by Puck.

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