Tanya Saracho Reups UCP Overall Deal; New Annie Oakley Series In Works – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, has prolonged an total improvement cope with Tanya Saracho (Vida). She will develop and produce unique tasks for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms underneath the settlement.

Saracho is at the moment in improvement on a number of tasks together with the sequence The Wild Wild, impressed by the lives of Annie Oakley, America’s most well-known sharpshooter, and the famend trick-rider Señorita Rosalie, who had been each stars of the famed Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

She will function co-creator and govt producer of the challenge together with Jenniffer Gomez (Vida, Silk), with Jamie Babbit (Only Murders within the Building, A League of Their Own) hooked up to direct and govt produce.

“It’s a pleasure and honor working with Tanya and her company, Ojalá. Their creative brilliance and entrepreneurial approach to producing and writing is so rare, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership,” stated Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP and Universal International Studios, in an announcement to Deadline.

“I am grateful to continue my relationship with UCP and be able to keep crafting the stories that matter most to me – brown, queer narratives which are still missing from the landscape and are so important to tell, and which UCP has proven a commitment to nurturing,” shared Saracho.

Saracho is a playwright and TV author who most lately served as creator, showrunner and govt producer of the critically acclaimed sequence Vida on Starz. The present featured all Latine writers and administrators, together with Saracho, who made her TV directorial debut. Vida gained the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and was additionally honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the 2019 Impact Award. Additionally, the sequence gained the Audience Award on the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and made its Season 2 premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

She was the recipient of the Norman Lear Writers Award on the Imagen Awards in 2021 and was honored by the LGBTQ California Legislative Caucus as their 2020 Pride Month Honoree. She obtained the Rising Star Award on the Outfest Legacy Awards and was awarded the New Voice Award by Final Draft.

Saracho co-founded the Untitled Latinx Project, whose mission is to extend Latine illustration in tv via content material created by Latine writers, together with co-founding the Writers Access Support Staff Training Program to assist enhance illustration and alternatives for underrepresented communities. In addition, Saracho launched the Ojalá Ignition Lab in 2021, aimed to nurture, amplify and empower intersectional Latine voices.

She continues to be a part of UCP’s roster of total offers that embrace Nick Antosca, Sam Esmail, Selwyn Hinds, Seth MacFarlane and extra. She is represented by UTA, Writ Large and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

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