Kerry Washington is making some major production moves in terms of the ABC network, which host her show, Scandal.
She has signed a two-year deal under her new production company, Simpson Street. Washington has also brought in Sharla Sumpter Bridgett as a development executive and producing partner.
“I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table which makes starting this production company thrilling for me,” Washington said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be at a point in my career when I can help generate projects that that are exciting, necessary, and truly reflect the world around us. I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.”
Simpson Street’s first project was the HBO original movie Confirmation. In the movie, Washington played Anita Hill, the law professor at the center of the controversial hearings over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Also, for all the #Gladiators, Scandal has been renewed for Season 6 for the 2016-17 season.
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