Patrisse Cullors is the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, an author, political trailblazer and an executive director who has just signed a multi-year exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.
In her first-ever studio agreement, Cullors has agreed to develop and produce original material across all Warner platforms which includes streaming services, cable, and the five broadcast networks. According to Deadline, she will be producing in many different formats including, comedy series; long-form/event series; unscripted docuseries; live-action scripted drama; original digital content. A huge amount to take on, but we have no doubt the celebrated author and political strategist will move through the role seamlessly while bringing more Black and marginalised voices to our screens.
“Black voices, especially Black voices who have been historically marginalised, 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 organiser 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,” Cullors says in a statement on the announcement.
As the co-founder of the global Black Lives Matter social movement which launched in 2013, Cullors is seen to be amongst the most influential political strategist and activists in America today. Her tireless work on racial inequity and injustice is seen and felt throughout American society and ripples out globally.
Today, The Black Lives Matter movement is one of the most recognisable campaigns against anti-Black racism the world has seen. Personally, we can't wait to see what Cullors, someone with over 20 years of experience in criminal justice reform and advocating for Black lives creates with the television giant, and we'll be watching this space very closely for the first signs of her work.
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