When it’s YOUR season it’s YOURS! Just ask Shonda Rimes. This fab BLACK chyc is getting it! In a world where it’s few and FAR in between for women, and black women at that to be on top this is truly a blessing. Even though she’s signed a deal with ABC we’re hearing that via her production company ShondaLand, Rhimes has and will continue to produce other projects for the studio that she may not necessarily create herself.
She’s also returning to her feature film *roots* to write a screenplay for a drama titled War Correspondents, which will center on women war correspondents, for Sony’s Columbia Pictures.
After lengthy negotiations, ABC Studios/Disney has closed a new mega deal with ABC’s most important drama producer, Shonda Rhimes. The four-year extension, valued at eight figures, will keep Rhimes at ABC Studios through May 2018. Rhimes has created three series for ABC and its sister studio, all of which have gone the distance: Grey’s Anatomy, which is going into its 11th season, sizzling DC drama Scandal, which is heading into Season 4, and Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice, which ran for six seasons.
Additionally, though her ABC Studios-based company ShondaLand with producing partner Betsy Beers, Rhimes has produced a number of projects for the studio. The latest, drama How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis, was ABC’s hottest pilot this season, easily landing a series order and a spot on ABC’s fall schedule. Rhimes is with ICM Partners.