Applaud Her: Lena Waithe Lands First-Look Deal With Showtime

    Showtime announced Tuesday that cinema savant Lena Waithe has signed a first-look deal with the premium cable giant.

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    TheChi creator @LenaWaithe has signed a first-look deal with #Showtime and will develop comedy and drama projects for the network.

    This deal means the Master of None co-writer and star will be both writing and producing comedy and drama projects through her company Hillman Grad Productions.

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    Amongst other producing credits, Waithe is currently executive producing the Showtime hit drama series The Chi, which has already been renewed for a second season, while finding time to appear on season 2 of Dear White People. 

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