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Artist Of The Week: Shonda Rhimes

Artist Of The Week: Shonda Rhimes

August 14, 2017 | D&L

Shonda Rhimes is such an incredible screen writer, producer and author that we couldn’t let this news pass without bringing your attention to it!

Congratulations are in order for this talented woman as she has recently signed a major ‘multi-year production deal’ with Netflix.

This follows her long-lasting ‘relationship’ with ABC Studios, which has caused a little bit of talk surrounding this big decision but with progression, comes change, right?

Rhimes has produced a range of compelling television series such as Greys Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal, and we cannot wait to see what else she has in store for her wider audience.

“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix.

“Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best. I’ve gotten the chance to know Shonda and she’s a true Netflixer at heart — she loves TV and films, she cares passionately about her work, and she delivers for her audience. We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”

This is a huge step towards building Shondaland and offers a new and exciting venture for her production company, and Rhimes couldn’t be more excited.

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said.

“Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix.”

… and with those qualities in mind, there is room for so much more creative space from Shondaland.

Keep your eye out for more Shonda and Netflix news!

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