- Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive multiyear overall deal with “All Rise” and “David Makes Man” executive producer and writer Dee Harris-Lawrence. This is WBTVG’s first overall pact with Harris-Lawrence and her first with any studio. Per Studio practice, terms were not disclosed.
- The newly signed agreement continues WBTVG’s relationship with Harris-Lawrence, who serves as executive producer and showrunner of the Studio’s acclaimed, Peabody Award–winning lyrical drama “David Makes Man” for OWN, as well as executive producer/co-showrunner of the CBS drama “All Rise.”
- Under terms of the deal, Harris-Lawrence will continue on “All Rise” and “David Makes Man,” both of which are in production on their second seasons, and will also develop, create and produce new scripted programming for the Studio. This includes dramas, comedies and potential longform projects for streaming services (including WarnerMedia’s HBO Max) and cable, as well as the broadcast networks.
- Dee Harris Lawrence said: “I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros. They’ve been collaborative and supportive on both “David Makes Man” and “All Rise,” and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling.”
- For her work on the critically acclaimed first season of “David Makes Man,” Harris-Lawrence and the show’s creative team won the prestigious Peabody Award and were nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Drama and an IFP Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Long Format. “David Makes Man” was also named to several critics’ year-end “best of television” lists for 2019, including Time Magazine. Season one of “David Makes Man” can currently be streamed on HBO Max, and “All Rise” season two airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.
- Prior to joining “All Rise” and “David Makes Man,” Harris-Lawrence was co-executive producer and writer on “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” “Shots Fired” and “Star.” Before that, she served in the same capacity on series such as “Zoo,” “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Saving Grace,” starring Academy Award–winning actress Holly Hunter. Her other writing credits include “Any Day Now,” for which she won a PRISM Award; “Kevin Hill,” starring Taye Diggs; “New York Undercover” and more.
- She is represented by Rain Management Group and Gordon M. Bobb at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.
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