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Paris Hilton inks exclusive two-year overall deal with Warner Bros.

One of the original reality stars is returning to the genre in a big way. Heiress, socialite and entrepreneur Paris Hilton has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Warner Bros. ...
March 18, 2021

One of the original reality stars is returning to the genre in a big way. Heiress, socialite and entrepreneur Paris Hilton has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television.

The new pact will have Hilton developing, executive producing and starring in original unscripted television programming on behalf of the studio.

Veteran media executive Bruce Gersh will executive produce all projects alongside Hilton under their new production banner Slivington Manor Entertainment. A production company executive will be added to oversee creative strategy and development.

“Launching Slivington Manor Entertainment is a dream come true and I am so excited to continue connecting with my fans across the globe both in front of the camera and as a producer,” Hilton said in a statement. “I am looking forward to working with the incredible Warner Bros. team to create new thought provoking and inspirational long-form content and am beyond thrilled to reunite with Mike Darnell.”

Hilton is no stranger to reality programming or social media fans. Since starring in The Simple Life, she has built a global empire as an influencer, DJ, designer, recording artist, philanthropist, host, actress, model and New York Times best-selling author. In 2006, she created Paris Hilton Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar company consisting of 45 branded stores, 19 product lines and 27 fragrances, which have surpassed over $4 billion in revenue.

“I’ve known Paris since the The Simple Life brought us together almost 20 years ago. She has always been an incredible talent and entrepreneur,” Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with her again and can’t wait for the world to watch the next chapter of her life.”

For its part, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television has more 50 series totaling some 2,500 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, and first-run syndication, as well as high-end documentaries. The division produces major franchises including The Bachelor, The Voice and The Real. 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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