Clark Atlanta Grad, Kenya Barris has signed a $100 million Netflix deal. Remember the Barris family donated $1 million to Clark Atlanta University to kick off the institution’s year-long 30th anniversary celebration.
The creator of ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” will be exclusively developing new series under a three-year deal.
Barris released a statement:
“When my agents reached out to me about this little garage startup called Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think. I started to believe that maybe this mom-and-pop shop with only 130 million subscribers might just be something . . . so I decided to take a swing . . . a leap of faith.”
Barris is now in the company of Shonda Rhimes, whose deal is worth $100 million, and Ryan Murphy, whose deal was for $300 million.