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Official Whitney Houston Documentary In The Works + Viola Davis Makes A BOSS Deal At ABC!


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If LIFETIME’s Whitney Houston biopic didn’t do it for you, there’s an official documentary about the late singer’s life in the works. And we’ve got the deets.

In other good news, Viola Davis just inked an overall deal with ABC! More inside….

Fans who weren’t satisfied with Whitney Houston’s LIFETIME biopic will be happy to know a new documentary about the late singer’s life is in the works. And based on the folks behind the project, it appears it will be worth watching.

According to Deadline, Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) is teaming up with Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man), producer Johnathan Chinn, and former “Oprah Winfrey Show” executive producer Lisa Erspamer for what is being billed as the official Whitney Houston documentary.

The film will take a revealing look at the life and genius of the global superstar that all we loved. Thankfully, Whitney’s estate has given Kevin Macdonald their blessing to the tell the true story about the iconic singer’s life. The new project will interview many close friends to Whitney, including Clive Davis, the person who discovered Whitney’s incredible talent.

The documentary will be introduced to buyers at Cannes Film Festival which is set to kick off next month with UK rights acquired by Altitude Film Distribution. The documentary will reportedly be released in the UK in 2017. No word on when it’s coming to the States.

There’s also a new documentary project being developed for Showtime that will follow Whitney’s complicated life and career.

We're here for it all!

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Another one! One day after news broke that Kerry Washington inked an overall deal with ABC, her #TGIT counterpart just made her own boss move!

“How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis just signed an overall deal with ABC Studios, following in the footsteps of those like Kenya Barris and 50 Cent.

According to Deadline, Viola will be developing new projects for the network under production company JuVee Productions alongside her husband Julius Tennon, who is a partner in the company. YAS! Coinage!

They’ll be putting their creative talents together to produce projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services for ABC Studios and its cable/digital division ABC Signature.

Viola and Julius have hired Andrew Wang to serve as Head of Television Development and Production. His resume includes being the VP and head of scripted television development for BRAVO.

Congrats Viola and Julius! #BlackExcellence indeed.


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