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‘Empire’ Director Bille Woodruff Signs Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Director Bille Woodruff attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "The Perfect Match" at ArcLight Hollywood on March 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Director Bille Woodruff attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Perfect Match” at ArcLight Hollywood on March 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

*Veteran film, TV and video director Bille Woodruff has set up shop at 20th Century Fox Television with a new two-year overall pact, according to Deadline.

Woodruff began his relationship with the studio directing multiple episodes of “Empire” and “Star,” which paved the way for his deal. But his resume stretches back to his directorial debut with Universal’s “Honey.” He went on to helm MGM’s “Beauty Shop”; Universal’s “Honey 2,” “Honey 3” and the franchise’s fourth installment “Honey: Rise Up and Dance”; and Lionsgate’s hit thriller “Addicted” and romantic comedy “The Perfect Match.”

Woodruff also has directed videos for artists such as Lil’ Wayne, Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Nas, OutKast, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Trisha Yearwood and Usher among many others.

“Bille is a fantastic director who has done spectacular work on episodes of both ‘Empire’ and ‘Star’ for us, and this deal is about continuing that relationship on an exclusive basis,” said Jonnie Davis, President of Creative Affairs at TCFTV. “We’ll continue to assign him episodes of our current series and potentially have him direct and produce series and pilots down the road.”

Woodruff’s other TV credits include the CW’s “Black Lightning,” Freeform’s “Shadowhunters,” TNT’s “Claws,” BET’s “The Game” and VH1’s “Hit The Floor.”

He has been nominated for numerous MTV Video Music Awards and won a VH1 Fashion Award.

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