Tracee Ellis Ross is ready for the next phase of her career. On Tuesday, ABC Signature announced it has inked a multi-year production deal with the Emmy-nominated actress.
Through her production company Joy Mill Entertainment, which will be housed at the studio, the Black-ish star will produce content across broadcast, cable, and streaming.
“I love sharing stories and using storytelling as a way to connect and celebrate humanity,” Ross said in a statement. “As an actor, I’ve had the joy of inhabiting nuanced and dynamic roles. As an executive producer, I am able to build stories, gather creatives and shape worlds as a way to illuminate different realities.”
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She added, “This deal continues my journey as a storyteller and content creator. I am thrilled to finally be sharing the news and expanding this part of my artistry at my home studio, ABC Signature. Jonnie Davis, Tracy Underwood, and their team have been incredible collaborators, and I am eager to continue our shared journey.”
The deal will also bring new faces to the production company. Adriana Ambriz will be joining Joy Mill Entertainment as the head of development.
“Tracee is a beloved member of the ABC Signature family and, as everyone knows, has brought so much to our ‘ish’ universe,” said Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Signature. “We also love and admire Tracee’s passion for storytelling and developing projects, so we’re thrilled that Joy Mill Entertainment will be housed at our studio. We’re already incredibly excited by the projects she’s bringing to us in this new role.”
Ross is currently up for an Emmy for her work as Rainbow on the hit ABC show Black-ish. She is also executive producer, narrator, and co-creator of the prequel series Mixed-ish currently airing on ABC.