Tracy Oliver signs overall deal to produce TV and film projects for Apple

Tracy Oliver
Tracy Oliver (Image credit: Elisabeth Caren)

What you need to know

  • Tracy Oliver has signed a multi-year, eight-figure deal with Apple.
  • The screenwriter's production company will develop television and film projects for Apple TV+.

Tracy Oliver, the screenwriter behind titles like Girls Trip and The First Wives Club, has signed a huge deal with Apple TV+.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was a multi-year deal worth eight-figures. Under the deal, Oliver will develop both television and film projects destined for Apple's streaming service.

The Girls Trip and Little scribe has signed a rich, multi-year overall deal with the iPhone maker. Apple outbid multiple suitors for Oliver's services. Terms weren't disclosed, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Oliver's deal is in the eight-figure range, on par with recent pacts for Angela Robinson at Warner Bros., Jenny Lumet at CBS Studios and Ron Moore at 20th Television.Under the wide-ranging deal, Oliver's Tracy Yvonne Productions will develop both TV and feature film projects for Apple, with an emphasis on diverse and meaningful stories. Oliver's company also works to improve inclusiveness within the industry.

Oliver's Girls Trip grossed more than $100 million, making her the first Black woman to write a film that crossed that threshold. She has a number of projects going on right now, including a new comedy series with Amy Poehler.

Oliver broke out with Girls Trip (which she co-wrote with Kenya Barris), becoming the first Black woman to write a movie that grossed more than $100 million. Her feature credits also include Little, The Sun Is Also a Star and Barbershop: The Next Cut.On the TV side, she developed and executive produces the remake of The First Wives Club for BET+, which is in production on its second season, and has a comedy series a Amazon that she's exec producing with Amy Poehler. Oliver is repped by ICM Partners, Artists First and Myman Greenspan.

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None of the projects that will come to Apple TV+ have been announced yet but, according to the deal, it sounds like there will be quite a few.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.