By: Amadi Taylor
Tracy Oliver, Girls Trip co-writer and The First Wives Club series creator has signed a first-look deal for film and TV with Topic Studios.
The deal begins during the busy time for Oliver, April 1. Currently, she executive produces and showruns First Wives Club, a half-hour comedy based on the movie. It stars Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott, and Michelle Buteau and will air later this year on BET.
In film, she wrote the Will Packer-produced movie Little, releasing April 12 via Universal. Oliver wrote and executive produced Warner Bros’ adaptation The Sun Is Also a Star, which comes out May 17 and stars Grown-ish’s Yara Shahidi and Riverdale’s harles Melton. Furthermore, she is producing a remake of Clueless at Paramount.
Oliver stated: “Topic Studios is the perfect home for me as a filmmaker. They understand the landscape and completely support the projects, TV, and film, I would like to make.”
Oliver is the latest first-look deal set at Topic joining the likes of producer and former Focus Features President John Lyons, and Arctic filmmakers Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison. Recent projects at the company include Debra Granik’s Leave No Traceand upcoming pics The Laundromat from Steven Soderbergh and On the Other Side starring Carey Mulligan as war correspondent Kate Webb.