‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Signs Overall Deal at Fox

The film pact will be administered through Barris’ new production company, Khalabo Ink Society

Last Updated: September 7, 2016 @ 11:50 AM

“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall deal at 20th Century Fox for the development of future big-screen projects, TheWrap has learned.

Barris currently has an overall deal at ABC studios, where he will continue to executive produce “Black-ish” while producing new projects for the network, as well as the streaming and cable platforms.

The film pact will be administered through Barris’ new production company, Khalabo Ink Society.

Khalabo’s current projects in development include “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Stir Crazy,” “Girls Trip,” “Shaft,” “Uptown Saturday” and “Ruff Ryderz.”

“We are thrilled to be in business with Kenya,” Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film, said in a statement. “He is a creator with an incredibly authentic voice — at a time when original storytellers are more valuable than ever.”

“As we expand our comedic franchise we at Khalabo Ink Society are overjoyed to have found a partner in Fox, that shares our same sentiment in storytelling,” said Barris.

Erynn Sampson is Head of Development for Khalabo Ink Society.

Barris is also producing the spy dramedy “Unit Zero,” in which Toni Collette is set to star and executive produce.

“Unit Zero” follows a CIA engineer and single mom, played by the “United States of Tara” alum, as she leads a team of CIA underlings who are thrust into the field as first time spies.

Barris is represented by CAA, Principato Young, and attorney Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn.