Devan Renea got her start in the writers’ room from long time mentor, veteran Executive Producer and Showrunner Melissa Carter, when she got the opportunity to assist Carter on the OWN scripted series, ‘Queen Sugar’ (Season 1); a show produced in conjunction with WHTV and the OWN Network by Academy Award nominated Ava DuVernay and Co-Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey. Devan later went on to join the writer’s room as writers’ assistant on Freeform’s ‘Famous in Love’ (Season 2) starring Bella Thorne and produced by ‘Pretty Little Liars’ creator and Executive Producer, Marlene King. She then went on to hold a position as the Showrunner Assistant on the current CW series, ‘Stargirl’, created by former DC Comics CEO Geoff Johns.
Devan also sharpened her development skill sets as a Creative Development Coordinator alongside Executive Producer Melissa Carter. She assisted Carter in her overall deal by developing series content for both network and cable programming for WBTV, and successfully aided in selling two projects, one of which resulted in a network bidding war!
Queen Sugar S1 Table Read Warner Bros
Tina Mabry, Anthony Sparks, Jason Wilborn, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Carter, Ava Duvernay
Heartthrob Kofi Siriboe, a.k.a. “Ralph Angel,” Star of QS, visiting the writers’ room S1
QS Creator, Academy Award Nominee Ava DuVernay & QS S1 Writer
& current This IS Us Writer
/Producer/Director Kay Oyegun
Devan Renea was the Writers Assistant on FIL S2
Famous in Love Cast Member Romeo Miller
Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself at the Queen Sugar Season 1 Premiere at WB
Star of OWN’s Queen Sugar, Dawn-Lyen Gardner a.k.a. “Charley Bordelon”
Kofi Siriboe, a.k.a. “Ralph Angel” Omar Dorsey, a.k.a“Hollywood”
Devan Renea is also the co-writer of two episodes of OWN’s legal drama series, ‘Delilah’, including the season finale! She was just currently in the writers’ room of the highly anticipated limited series, ‘Iron Mike’, coming soon to Hulu, starring Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes; centered around the controversial life of legendary heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson. Devan also just wrapped production, as a Line Producer, on a Black Lives Matter centric short film, entitled ‘Welcome’, produced in conjunction with veteran actor Jermaine Williams (‘The Great Debaters’, ‘Fat Albert’.)