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Tyra Banks Seals Deal with Warners, UnDead

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Tyra Banks is expanding her brand. If that doesn’t send you screaming from the room, you must be a network exec. or a zombie. (See above.)

She’s got a deal with Warners Television to develop scripted television (as ANTM isn’t written, remember?) and more reality ventures with Warner Horizon. She will also move into film, working on direct-to-DVD projects for Warner Premiere including adaptations of the Clique series of teen novels which will be produced with Alloy Entertainment.

Just to make sure that she won’t die penniless, Tyra also has a series development pact with The CW, which is half-owned by Warner Bros. which includes both scripted and non-scripted projects. Laura Armstrong is joining Bankable as VP/Development and Production and Bradford Sisk moves up to to VP/Production.

FBLA wants to like Tyra, but face it, she’s in need of a good long rest. Her treatment of Ebony on ANTM was dreadful.

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