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Kerry Washington now has a seat at the table at ABC.

The star of “Scandal” has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios and its cable/digital division ABC Signature Studios, for her recently launched production company Simpson Street – named after the address where Washington’s mother grew up in the Bronx.

Under the two-year pact, Simpson Street will develop broadcast, cable and digital projects exclusively for ABC Studios and ABC Signature, according to Deadline.

“I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table, which makes starting this production company thrilling for me,” Washington said. “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.”

HBO’s “Confirmation” was Simpson Street’s first project, which preceded the overall deal. The Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas film was produced with ABC Signature as well as Groundswell Productions and HBO Films.

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3 thoughts on “Kerry Washington Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios; Launches Simpson Street Production Co.

  1. specialt757 on said:

    Well this is great. Maybe ABC is finally recognizing the world doesn’t revolve around rich white men, others have a story to tell as well. Good job Kerry!

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