9:00am PT by Rick Porter
Ryan Michelle Bathé Inks ViacomCBS First-Look Deal
Actress Ryan Michelle Bathé has signed a first-look deal at ViacomCBS.
Under the deal with the conglomerate's MTV Entertainment Group (recently renamed from Entertainment & Youth Group), Bathé (All Rise) will develop and executive produce TV projects for MTV Entertainment Studios, with a focus on emerging talent and underrepresented voices.
"Ryan is a talented, versatile performer who's tapping into some very funny and fresh perspectives as a writer and executive producer," said Justin Rosenblatt, senior vp alternative and comedy content for MTV Entertainment Group. "We're excited to be collaborative partners with Ryan on ideating projects with a focus on underrepresented voices, which makes her a perfect fit for the MTV Entertainment Group brand and our audience."
Said Bathé, "I am thrilled about the opportunity to work on such compelling content with Justin and the MTV Entertainment Group. I am a big fan of the work they're doing and look forward to adding my voice to their brands."
Bathé recurs on CBS' All Rise and starred in BET+'s update of The First Wives Club last year. She also starred in and produced Zoom Where It Happens, in which Black actors did readings of classic sitcoms. She appeared in a reading of a Friends episode in support of When We All Vote.
Her credits also include Empire, This Is Us, The Rookie and Boston Legal. Bathé is repped by Atil Singh of Principal Entertainment, The Kohner Agency, Jill Fritzo PR and Gang Tyre.