Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers to produce film

Miramax Films has acquired feature rights to journalist Helena Andrews’ upcoming memoir “Bitch Is the New Black” and set it up with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers producing through Rhimes Shondaland banner.

“Bitch” is a satirical look at the new generation of young, successful black women in Washington, D.C. Andrews has been tapped to pen the screenplay.

Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer and exec producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and spinoff “Private Practice.” Beers’ producing credits include “Casanova” and “The Hoax.”

Andrews is a culture columnist for Slate’s the Root.com and previously was a reporter for the New York Times and Politico. “Bitch Is the New Black” is set to be published next year by HarperCollins.

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