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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TV Producer/ Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes Signs Major Deal With Netflix

Shonda Rhimes
47-year old Shonda Rhimes has just signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, making her production company, ShondaLand, one of the most powerful woman-owned companies in the television industry! Born and raised in Chicago, Shonda began her career at ABC about 15 years ago.
An impressive start

She began by writing "The Princess Diaries" sequel for the company's movie studio, then produced other winners like the medical dramas "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice."

She is also the creator, head writer, and executive producer of the political thriller series "Scandal" and has served as the executive producer of the ABC television series "Off the Map," "How to Get Away with Murder," and "The Catch."

She has been named one of TIME magazine's 100 People Who Help Shape the World, and has won numerous prestige awards for her productions including a Golden Globe award, and awards from the Writer's Guild of America, Producer's Guild of America, and Director's Guild of America. She has also been nominated for three Emmy Awards!

The Netflix deal

The terms of the deal with Netflix have not been disclosed, but it was reportedly worth more than $10 million dollars and all of her future productions will be Netflix Original series. Shonda will also reportedly continue to oversee the ABC hits, including development of a spinoff for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, is glad to have her on board, calling her "one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television.”

How does Shonda feel about her new deal with Netflix? “The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities,” she exclaims.

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