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*Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television have signed a non-exclusive broadcast deal with Fox Entertainment.
As part of the agreement, the rapper and TV producer will develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies, and animated series, Urban Hollywood 411 reports.
“Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe,” said Fox Entertainment President of Scripted Programming Michael Thorn in a statement. “He is the rare multi-hyphenate with a deft hand at storytelling, no matter the format or medium, and we’re looking forward to developing new and exciting series for Fox with him and his team.”
Added 50 Cent, “I am excited to formalize a partnership with Michael Thorn and Fox that will allow G-Unit Film & Television to focus on putting multiple series on Fox, a perfect broadcast destination for G-Unit Film & Television content while our premium, streaming, scripted and non-scripted slates continue to grow in all directions.”
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According to Thorn, projects created under the deal will be owned by Fox Entertainment and produced in-house by Fox Entertainment Studios.
50 Cent inked the agreement with Fox Entertainment after his overall deal with Starz ended. Last March, he slammed the network for renewing the drama “High Town” for a third season while overlooking “Power Book IV: Force,” which, at the time, was the highest-rated show on the network. The hip-hop star helped build up Starz with his “Power” franchise.
Fiddy previously shared several images of suitcases in separate Instagram posts, each one representing his eagerness to part ways with Starz.
“This is me packing my stuff, STARZ Sucks, my deal is up over here I’m out,” 50 Cent wrote in the caption of the post earlier this year. “They Renewed High town and FORCE is the highest rated show they have sitting in limbo. If I told you how much dumb shit I deal with over here. you would think they all went to school on a small yellow bus.”
Per Deadline, Jackson’s production company has 25 series in various stages of development.
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