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CBS Studios has entered into a deal with activist Tarana J. Burke and her producing partner Mervyn Marcano to create new content.

CBS Studios announced the deal on Tuesday with the well-known racial justice, anti-violence and gender equity advocate who started the Me Too Movement.

As part of the deal, Burke and her producing partner will develop scripted, unscripted and documentary content via their Field/House platform. The content will be produced for linear television networks and streaming platforms.

"In our quest to partner with compelling storytellers, Tarana and Mervyn stand out," said David Stapf, President, CBS Studios. "Their drive and leadership as stewards of change brings a powerful and distinct voice to advancing stories of inclusion and impact. They are clearly magnets for many whose voices need to be heard and we're excited to work alongside them in this new venture."

"Creating space for new narratives has always been an integral part of cultural change work," said Burke. "Field/House is a platform for those new narratives. This partnership gives us the reach and scale to ensure that we build new audiences for new voices."

The new partnership joins the recently announced CBS Studios/NAACP production deal that focuses on producing premium content that tells inclusive stories, according to CBS.

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