“Pose” co-executive producer, writer and director Janet Mock has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix, the streaming service said on Wednesday. The pact marks the first studio overall deal with an openly trans creator.
Under the agreement, Mock will produce new series exclusively for Netflix and the streaming service will have first-look rights at her feature film projects.
As part of her pact, Mock will serve as an executive producer and director on “Pose” co-creator Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series “Hollywood,” as well as “select other future projects from Murphy.”
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Despite her new exclusive deal with Netflix, Mock will still be allowed to continue her work on FX’s “Pose,” which just debuted its second season last week and was quickly renewed for a third. Mock made her directorial debut during Season 1 of the ’80s-set LGBTQ drama about NYC’s competitive ballroom culture, with the episode “Love Is the Message.”
Mock’s Netflix deal comes over a year after Murphy set his own mega-pact with the streaming service, worth a reported $300 million, and left his longtime home 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind some of his greatest hits, including “Pose,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” “Feud,” “Scream Queens,” and “Glee.”
Mock is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.
Watch Mock’s message about her overall deal news below.
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Today, @JanetMock makes history as the first Black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.
"…there's potential to introduce hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people, and showing people who may not understand us, that we can tell our own stories." pic.twitter.com/nXhaW0STvo
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) June 19, 2019