exclusive: Kenya Barris (Kenry Barris) is making a leap from content creation to content ownership.The prolific comedy creator behind Black According to sources, the comedy franchise department is in serious dialogue with ViacomCBS to seek a new joint venture. I heard that the focus of the negotiation is to jointly establish a studio in which Barris will serve as an equity partner. It is reported that in ViacomCBS, the joint venture will be led by BET Networks President Scott Mills and CBS Chief Creative Officer and Showtime Networks Chairman and CEO David Nevins.
Barris is making a huge overall deal at Netflix. The source said that the streaming media is considering getting Barris (Barris) to withdraw from the deal in order to seek a huge opportunity to jointly own the studio. Representatives of Netflix and ViacomCBS declined to comment.
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The ViacomCBS transaction will enable Barris to join the ranks of the elite of the entertainment industry. ViacomCBS also has a joint venture with Tyler Perry, which owns the ownership of the BET+ streaming platform. (In addition, BET is BET+ is a licensed program produced by Tyler Perry Studios.)
Barris is the creator/executive producer of the ABC comedy series Black, It goes beyond the entertainment field and leads the dialogue on important national topics.He too Co-creator/executive producer of the derivative series Grown up with mixed And the creator/executive producer of the proposed third spin-off event, old, Now working at ABC.
According to his deal with Netflix, Kenyan author, executive production and star in the comedy series #blackAF, The second season has been renewed.Through his Harabo Ink Society, Barris also performed Astronomy Club Sketch comedy series and upcoming Kid Cudi adult animated music series Intestinal Milky Way.
In terms of feature films, Barris is writing and directing a film about iconic comedian Richard Pryor, which was released by MGM after a fierce auction.His credits also include Girl trip, shaft with Witch.
Barris was rejected by CAA, Artists First and attorney Gregg Gellman.