Friday, September 29

BLM co-founder quietly said goodbye to Warner Bros after it produced ZERO content after two years

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has been quietly fired from her deal with Warner Bros TV after failing to produce content.

Cullors, 39, signed the deal with the media giant in 2020 to much fanfare, but it ended in secret in October 2022, news broke Friday.

“Unfortunately, the deal did not result in any shows being produced,” a source told the New York Post.

Cullors claimed in January 2022 that he was working on a documentary about how reparations were similar to the idea of ​​land devolution, where Native Americans got their land back, and another about black social mobility.

She had also reportedly written a series on marijuana and leading black women, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Patrisse Cullors, 39, signed a television deal with Warner Bros. in 2020, but it ended quietly in October 2022 after breaking promises.

Patrisse Cullors, 39, signed a television deal with Warner Bros. in 2020, but it ended quietly in October 2022 after breaking promises.

A source at Warner Bros. Discovery said:

A Warner Bros. Discovery source said, “Unfortunately, the deal did not result in any shows being produced.” (In the photo, CEO David Zaslav)

Cullors posted a message on Instagram two days ago accusing the media of 'lying' about her.

Cullors posted a message on Instagram two days ago accusing the media of ‘lying’ about her.

“Black voices, especially Black voices that have historically been marginalized, are important and integral to storytelling today,” she said.

‘Our perspective and amplification are necessary and vital to help shape a new narrative for our families and communities. I am committed to elevating these stories in my new creative role with the Warner Bros. family.

‘As a long-time community organizer and social justice activist, I believe my work behind the camera will be an extension of the work I’ve been doing for the last twenty years. I hope to amplify the talent and voices of other black creatives through my work.”

The multi-platform deal was made to produce programs across the company’s multiple revenue streams, including animated, children’s content, scripted and unscripted.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

DailyMail.com has contacted Cullors for comment. Warner Bros. declined to comment.

The BLM activist posted a message on Instagram just a few days ago accusing the media of ‘lying’ about her.

“For the last two and a half years I have been relentlessly attacked by the media. So many lies and so much misinformation. They are hell-bent on destroying my life,” she wrote. “Even though I haven’t been in BLM since 2021, my face is still used to spread so many lies. I am exhausted and fear for my life every day. The worst thing is that many people have remained silent.

‘Many have not and I am grateful for those who have helped combat dangerous lies. But you guys. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

Cullors, 39, was expected to produce shows across the company's multiple streams of revenue, including animated shows, children's content, scripted and unscripted shows.

Cullors, 39, was expected to produce shows across the company’s multiple streams of revenue, including animated shows, children’s content, scripted and unscripted shows.

Cullors told the Hollywood Reporter in January 2022 that he was working on a documentary about how the reparations were similar to the idea of ​​land devolution, where Native Americans got their land back, and another about black social mobility.

Cullors told the Hollywood Reporter in January 2022 that he was working on a documentary about how the reparations were similar to the idea of ​​land devolution, where Native Americans got their land back, and another about black social mobility.

Cullors became a co-founder of BLM in 2013 before stepping down in 2021. The movement began in her Los Angeles backyard a decade ago.

Now the national Black Lives Matter organization is at risk of bankruptcy after its finances plunged $8.5 million into the red last year, while handing out seven-figure salaries to several employees.

Financial disclosures obtained by The Washington Free Beacon show the dangerous status of BLM’s Global Network Foundation, which officially emerged in November 2020, as a more formal way of structuring the civil rights movement.

However, despite the financial controversy and scrutiny, BLM GNF continued to hire family members of Cullors and various board members.

Cullors’ brother, Paul Cullors, created two companies that were paid $1.6 million to provide “professional security services” for Black Lives Matter in 2022.

Paul was also one of only two paid BLM employees during the year, drawing a salary of $126,000 as “head of security” in addition to his consulting fees. He is best known as a graffiti artist, with no security background.

Cullors defended hiring him, saying registered security companies that hired former police officers could not be trusted, given the movement’s opposition to police brutality.

For the prior year, 2021, tax returns revealed that BLM paid a company owned by Damon Turner, the father of Cullors’ son, nearly $970,000 to help “produce live events” and provide other “creative services.”

“While Patrisse Cullors was forced to resign due to charges of using BLM funds for her own personal use, it appears she still keeps it all in the family,” said Paul Kamenar, an attorney with the National Legal Center watchdog group and of Policies.

She was accused of using the group's $6 million Los Angeles mansion (pictured) for 'personal' use

She was accused of using the group’s $6 million Los Angeles mansion (pictured) for ‘personal’ use

A consulting firm run by BLM board member Shalomyah Bowers has been awarded $2.1 million for providing operational support to the organization. Bowers said the last BLM board approved the contract with her company when she was not a board member.

The filing also revealed that Cullors reimbursed BLM $73,000 for a chartered flight and paid the foundation $390 for the private use of his $6 million Los Angeles mansion.

Bowers, who replaced Cullors when he stepped down, also benefited handsomely from the group: In 2022, his consulting firm received $1.7 million for management and consulting services, Free Beacon reported.

And the sister of former Black Lives Matter board member Raymond Howard was also employed in a lucrative role as a consultant.

Danielle Edwards’ firm, New Impact Partners, received $1.1 million for consulting services in 2022, Free Beacon said.

BLM GNF has also agreed to pay an additional $600,000 to the consulting firm of an unnamed former board member “in connection with a contractual dispute.”

The nonprofit group ran an $8.5 million deficit and its investment accounts fell in value by nearly $10 million in the most recent fiscal year, financial disclosures show.

The group recorded a loss of $961,000 on a $172,000 security sale, suggesting that the group suffered an 85 percent loss on the transaction. No further details of that security have been shared.

And the cash flowing into BLM coffers has been drastically reduced.

Giving plummeted 88% between 2021 and 2022, from $77 million to just $9.3 million for the most recent fiscal year.

A year later, in May 2022, it was revealed that Black Lives Matter spent more than $12 million on luxury properties in Los Angeles and Toronto, including a $6.3 million 10,000-square-foot property in Canada that was purchased as part of an investment. of $8 million. ‘subsidy outside the country’.

The Toronto property was purchased with a grant that was intended for “activities to educate and support Black communities, and to purchase and renovate property for charitable use.”

The group had said it planned to use the property as its Canadian headquarters, and it has now been named the Wilseed Center for Arts and Activism.

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