9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Angela Robinson Inks 8-Figure Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal
Angela Robinson is on the move.
The writer, producer and director has signed an exclusive multiple-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, moving her home base from Paramount TV Studios.
Sources say J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot partner Katie McGrath — who are also based at the studio — personally recruited Robinson to Warner Bros. TV, with the studio paying her in the low eight-figure range all-in. McGrath and Robinson got to know one another via Time's Up. Robinson is on the global leadership board, while McGrath serves as the co-secretary on its governing board of directors. Paramount TV Studios, sources say, bid hard to keep Robinson but ultimately bowed out when Warners came back with a higher offer driven by Bad Robot's influence. Robinson, though, does have a carve-out in the Warners deal and will continue to be involved with the Flashdance update for Paramount TV Studios.
Under the pact, Robinson will create and develop scripted TV originals for across the stuido's platforms, including streamer HBO Max, premium cabler HBO as well as basic cable and broadcast networks.
"I’m so excited to be making Warner Bros. my new home for TV, and I can’t wait to get started," Robinson said in a statement Tuesday.
The pact arrives after Robinson most recently exec produced feature Passing, the Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga vehicle that was written and directed by Rebecca Hall. Her credits include writing and directing the feature Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, serving as a consulting producer on ABC/Shondaland's How to Get Away With Murder, exec producing HBO's Hung and True Blood and Showtime's original The L Word. Her feature debut came with 2004's DEBS. She is repped by WME and Felker Toczek.
In addition to Bad Robot, Robinson joins a roster of talent with overalls at Warners that includes Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Chuck Lorre, among others.