Janet Mock Becomes First Black Transgender Woman to Secure Landmark Overall Deal With Netflix

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Janet Mock attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo at Marriott Marquis Theater on March 24, 2012 in New York City (Shutterstock).

Janet Mock has made history by becoming the first Black transgender woman to sign a landmark overall deal with a major studio.

The “Pose” director, producer, and writer signed a three-year, multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix. The landmark deal gives Netflix exclusive rights to Mock’s TV series and a first-look option on any feature film projects, Variety reported.

Mock will continue to work as a writer-director on Ryan Murphy’s “Pose,” while also serving as an executive producer and director on Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series, “Hollywood.”

“This deal is so bonkers,” Mock said in a video announcing the deal posted on Twitter. “This is the first kind of deal of its kind for a trans person, no less a trans woman of color.”


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