Emmy-nominated producer Stephanie Allain has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television Group and HBO.
The Hustle & Flow and Dear White People producer previously signed a production deal with WBTVG in 2020. The new agreement extends their collaborative projects.
As part of the latest multi-year agreement, Allain and her production team at Homegrown Pictures — including Director of Development Gabrielle Ebron — will create original scripted programming to be produced by Warner Bros. Television for HBO and HBO Max, cable, and broadcast.
“I’m so excited about the projects we’ve set up at WBTV over the past two years,” Allain said in a statement. “HBO, HBOMax, and WBTV really get my vision for Homegrown Pictures, and Gabi and I are grateful for their support. We look forward to producing culturally specific shows that will resonate with wide audiences.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Homegrown pictures was founded in 2003 as an all-female-led production company.
Since its creation, Allain and her team have produced projects that include the made-for-TV movie Life-Size 2 on Freeform and the family film Good Boy. Additional credits include the films Black Snake Moan and Biker Boyz.
Allain was also the first African American woman to produce the Oscars, and received an Outstanding Variety Special (Live) Emmy nomination for her work on the Oscars telecast. She produced alongside Lynette Howell in 2020.
In addition to its television first-look deal with WBTVG and HBO, Homegrown Pictures has a first-look film deal with Endeavor Content.
Stephanie Allain is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.