Tyra Banks is building a bigger catwalk, inking an expansive overall deal with Warner Bros. and hiring a new exec team to run her Bankable Prods. banner.
Multiyear pact calls for Banks to develop scripted skeins via Warner Bros. Television and reality fare via Warner Horizon. In addition, she’s expanding into film, working on direct-to-DVD projects for Warner Premiere, starting with adaptations of the bestselling Clique series of teen novels.
The "America’s Next Top Model" producer-host has also carved out a series development deal with the CW, which is half-owned by Warners. Agreement covers both scripted and nonscripted projects.
Hyphenate is set to continue on "Top Model" and as host of her syndie gabber, which is produced via Warner’s Telepictures unit. "Top Model" has just begun lensing in Gotham on its 10th cycle.