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Banks In Bigger Deal With Warner TV

  • Variety, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:15 AM

Tyra Banks has cut a new, more expansive deal with Warner Bros. with a multi-year pact that calls for her to develop scripted TV shows, reality fare and direct-to-DVD film projects. The producer and host of "America's Next Top Model" also has a series development deal with the CW, half-owned by Warner. That agreement covers both scripted and nonscripted projects.

Banks says the new agreement "represents the growth of an already successful relationship" and that Warner "understands my brand and the reach and demand of our audience." Warner TV chief Peter Roth says the studio is looking forward to working with Banks and calls her "one of television's most versatile talents."

As part of the new deal, Banks has signed a pair of new executives to development and production posts. She will also hook up with Alloy Entertainment for a series of DVD movies based on the Clique series of books, which deal with young-adult social politics and have sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S.



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