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WORLD SCREEN worldscreen.com 15 Sep, 2021 19:15 am

BET Establishes Studio Venture

BET Establishes Studio Venture
ViacomCBS's BET has launched BET Studios, a studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators.

ViacomCBS’s BET has launched BET Studios, a studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators.BET Studios will create premium series and films for an array of buyers, including Paramount+, Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+ and BET, in addition to select third-party platforms.BET Studios will launch with principal partners Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas.BET Studios will be led by Aisha Summers Burke, who was recently appointed executive VP and general manager of the new venture.

Along with overseeing the day-to-day creative affairs for the company, she will be responsible for the BET Studios content slate and focusing on growing the production output across both internal and external platforms.I am thrilled to have Aisha at the helm of this venture, and I look forward to our collaboration with our amazing creative partners in BET Studios.

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