BET Launches BET Studios Led By Aisha Summers-Burke; Provides Equity Ownership To Black Creators In TV, Film

BET Launches BET Studios Led By Aisha Summers-Burke; Provides Equity Ownership To Black Creators In TV, Film
ViacomCBS Wednesday announced the launch of BET Studios led by Aisha Summers-Burke with partners including Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. The studio venture provides equity ownership to Black creators across premium TV and film content.

Deadline had reported in March that the longtime Warner Bros. Television development executive Summers was leaving the studio to join the ViacomCBS venture.

Propelled by the infrastructure and financing of BET and ViacomCBS, BET Studios will create premium television series and films for an array of internal buyers, including Paramount+, Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+ and BET in addition to select third-party platforms that it said “seek best-in-class content from both leading and rising Black creatives.”

Burke will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Studio’s creative partners and key internal constituencies. She will overseeing day-to-day creative affairs, oversee the BET Studios content slate and focus on growing its production output
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