Author/director/producer Janet Mock has signed a historic deal with Netflixmaking her the first out transgender woman who can call the creative shots at a major content company, Variety reported.
The multimillion-dollar deal, which spans three years, gives the streaming giant exclusive rights to her TV series and a first-look option on feature film projects.
Mock will serve as an executive producer/director on Ryan Murphy's forthcoming Netflix series Hollywood. However, she can still continue as a writer-director on Murphy's FX series Pose, an LGBTQ drama set in New York City's competitive ballroom scene during the '80s and '90s.
Mock said she hopes the deal "will be a huge signal boost, industry-wide, to empower people and equip them to tell their own stories."
The Variety item is at variety.com/2019/tv/features/janet-mock-netflix-deal-pose-1203246917/ .