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Mara Brock Akil Inks Netflix Overall Deal

Mara Brock Akil Inks Netflix Overall Deal

Mara Brock Akil to Develop Scripted Series for Fox

Mara Brock Akil is heading to Fox. The Game and Black Lightning co-creator will develop a scripted series for the independent broadcast network as part of a newly announced network-direct…

OWN Scraps ‘Love Is_’ Amid Creator’s Domestic Violence Lawsuit

There will not be a second season of 'Love Is_' after all, with OWN canceling the drama as its co-creator faces a domestic violence lawsuit.

OWN Renews ‘Love Is_’ for Season 2

OWN has renewed 'Love Is_,' bringing back Mara Brock Akil's and Salim Akil's romantic drama for a season two.

Oprah Winfrey on Wanting to Work With Mara Brock Akil on ‘Love Is’

Oprah Winfrey spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at the L.A. premiere of 'Love Is' on Monday night. The series is based on 'Being Mary Jane' creator Mara Brock Akil's real-life romance with husband…

Harassment in Hollywood: 5 Female Industry Forces Brainstorm How to “Change the Culture”

As the industry reels from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, THR gathered top-ranking producers, showrunners and execs — Sue Naegle, Krista Vernoff, Terry Press, Stephanie Allain and Mara Brock Akil…

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Team With OWN for Drama Series

Brock Akil will serve as showrunner on the series, which hails from Warner Horizon.

Greg Berlanti’s DC Comics Drama ‘Black Lightning’ Scores Pilot Order — at The CW

The drama, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was developed at Fox with a big commitment following a multiple-network bidding war.

Fox Lands Black Superhero Drama From Greg Berlanti, Salim and Mara Brock Akil

The project hails from Warner Bros TV., where Berlanti and the Akils are under overall deals.

Black Superhero Drama From Greg Berlanti, Salim and Mara Brock Akil in the Works

'Black Lightning' is being shopped to networks this season.

‘Being Mary Jane’ Ratings Still Going Strong With Renewal In the Air

Creator Mara Brock Akil recently signed a deal with WBTV, which would diminish her role on the drama if it goes to a fourth season.

Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes and 16 Other Hollywood Leaders on How to Negotiate

Women from THR's Power 100 offer their top dealmaking tips (hint: Don't undersell yourself — and don't be an asshole).