Actress/activist Yara Shahidi, who stars on ABC shows Black-ish and Grown-ish, obviously has a great relationship with ABC Studios. Now Yara taking that relationship to another level with the new overall exclusive deal she recently signed with ABC Studios.
Yara Shahidi, along with her business partner and mother Keri Shahidi, signed an overall deal with ABC Studios to “develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable, streaming and broadcast via their newly launched production company 7th Sun.”
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In a statement, Yara Shahidi spoke about how glad she was to continue working with ABC Studios. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter alongside my family,” said Shahidi. “It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.”
ABC Studios President Jonnie Davis praised Yara and celebrated her new deal in a statement, saying: “We can’t wait to extend and expand our relationship with the incredibly talented Yara Shahidi, who has been a member of the family since Black-ish,” said Davis. “When she’s not studying at Harvard and starring in our series Grown-ish, she’s mentoring and inspiring other young people, which makes us all feel like underachievers but also very proud that she’s part of our Studio.”
A talented actress, Yara Shahidi is best-known for playing Zoey Johnson on ABC’s award-winning show Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish. Shahidi isn’t just known for her acting, she is also an award-winning activist who spends much of her time encouraging her generation to strive to change the world for the better. Also, Shahidi serves as a producer on Grown-ish under Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish and Grown-ish.
Kenya Barris was proud of Shahidi’s overall deal with ABC Studios, saying: “Yara is a force. She is insanely talented, unreasonably smart, and hardworking beyond compare. I’ve called her ‘McMogul’ for years and seeing all that she has accomplished should come as no surprise to anyone that knows her. This deal is just the beginning for Yara, and I’m excited to see where she takes this next chapter and the storyteller she becomes.”