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In-demand screenwriter Tracy Oliver is making a home at Apple.
The Girls Trip and Little scribe has signed a rich, multiyear overall deal with the iPhone maker. Apple outbid multiple suitors for Oliver’s services. Terms weren’t disclosed, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Oliver’s deal is in the eight-figure range, on par with recent pacts for Angela Robinson at Warner Bros., Jenny Lumet at CBS Studios and Ron Moore at 20th Television.
Under the wide-ranging deal, Oliver’s Tracy Yvonne Productions will develop both TV and feature film projects for Apple, with an emphasis on diverse and meaningful stories. Oliver’s company also works to improve inclusiveness within the industry.
Oliver broke out with Girls Trip (which she co-wrote with Kenya Barris), becoming the first Black woman to write a movie that grossed more than $100 million. Her feature credits also include Little, The Sun Is Also a Star and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
On the TV side, she developed and executive produces the remake of The First Wives Club for BET+, which is in production on its second season, and has a comedy series at Amazon that she’s exec producing with Amy Poehler. Oliver is repped by ICM Partners, Artists First and Myman Greenspan.
Oliver joins Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dickinson creator Alena Smith, Sharon Horgan and Cary Fukunaga, among others, on Apple’s overall deal roster.
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