Amazon Studios announced they have signed a big overall deal with Gloria Calderón Kellett. Calderón Kellett is the co-creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner of the One Day at a Time reboot.
According to Deadline, the deal is for three years, and she will be the first Latinx writer/creator to reach an eight-figure deal. Calderón Kellett will create and develop tv shows and movies exclusively for Amazon Prime. Her production company GloNation will handle all of the production.
Calderón Kellett currently has a deal with Sony Pictures TV, which ends in May of 2020. Under that deal, she co-created a reboot and reimagining of Norman Lear’s show One Day at a Time. The show ran for three seasons on Netflix, and will now run on Pop TV. Calderón Kellett will stay on as an executive producer and ‘help the series maintain its authenticity’ while Mike Royce takes on the role as the sole showrunner.
Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios, said, “Gloria is an incredible storyteller, who has written and created series that are not only culturally relevant, but engaging, relatable, and hilarious. We are all delighted that Gloria will join the Amazon Studios family and excited to see the new projects she’ll bring to our Prime Video customers around the world.”
Calderón Kellett started her career as a playwright. She later went on to write on How I Met Your Mother, Devious Maids, and iZombie.
“I have been so blown away by the original series coming out of Amazon,” said Calderón Kellett. “Their commitment to supporting creators, specifically women, has been next level. It’s clear they are committed to supporting outstanding, quality television. When I met the diverse Amazon Studios team of creative executives, I immediately felt a kinship and connection. I could see immediately that our values and ideals in creating quality programming for underrepresented voices was a shared passion. I am overjoyed to take my next creative steps with them.”
Amazon Studios has brokered numerous overall deals with some of Hollywood’s most successful female writers. The studio currently has deals with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lena Waithe, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Lisa Joy, and Sharon Horgan.