10:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
Gina Rodriguez Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios
Gina Rodriguez is expanding her relationship with CBS TV Studios.
The Jane the Virgin star has signed a multiyear overall deal with the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Under the pact, Rodriguez and her banner, I Can and I Will Productions, will develop projects for network, cable and streaming platforms. The Golden Globe winner has already optioned a German format, Dr. Illegal.
The development deal follows I Can and I Will Production's first original telecast, The Young Women Honors, which aired on The CW in December.
In addition to her leading role on Jane the Virgin, which hails from CBS TV Studios and was recently renewed for a fourth season, Rodriguez is working on publishing a book through CBS Studios' sister company, Simon & Schuster. Titled I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me, the book centers on lessons she learned from her father, Genaro Rodriguez. It is expected to be released sometime this year.
Since breaking out on Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez also has become known for her philanthropic work. She recently established the We Will foundation, designed to focus on arts education and scholarship funding for the less fortunate, with the aim of empowering young woman. Similarly, her production banner is also committed to promoting diversity onscreen.
I Can and I Will Productions is repped by Primary Wave and APA.