Tara Duncan’s Hulu deal includes Zakiya Dalila Harris’ THE OTHER BLACK GIRL – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Tara Duncan has made an overall deal with Hulu, setting up an adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ upcoming novel The Other Black Girl at the streaming service.

Duncan is the ex-Netflix executive who worked on Orange Is The New BlackNarcos.

The Other Black Girl, now in development, will be co-written by Harris. The author will be an executive producer alongside Duncan and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Adam Fishbach. Laura Quicksilver and Julie Waters will oversee for Temple Hill.

Due to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in 2021, The Other Black Girl is described as a darkly comedic take on workplace politics and the importance of female friendship.”

Harris’ story centers on Nella, an African American editorial assistant working her way up at an established and predominantly white New York publishing firm. She is excited to have an African American co-worker when a new girl named Hazel arrives, but over time, The Other Black Girl turns Nella’s working world upside down.

Harris spent almost three years working in editorial at Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group before leaving in March 2019 to write the book, which she based on her time working for the publisher.

In 2018, Duncan, who recently launched a film and television production company called tetraVision, left Netflix, where she was a senior creative executive. She worked with filmmakers including Spike Lee, Baz Luhrmann and The Wachowskis at Netflix. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.