New York rapper 50 Cent is going to have plenty of money and shows to blow after locking in a four-year deal with Starz. The hip-hop superstar’s new partnership could be worth up to $150 million.
According to reports, Fif will work with Starz to put out at least three new series.
Under the agreement, Jackson will continue to develop new scripted and unscripted projects exclusively for the premium service through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner. The deal represents a significant increase to Starz’s investment in Jackson, executive producer of drama series “Power.” It includes a three-series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive, and a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects. (Variety)
50 also weighed-in on what motivated him to sign on the dotted line with network responsible for his hit “Starz” series.
“When I sat down with Chris [Albrecht, Starz CEO] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history,” Jackson said. “I am excited to announce that we’ve made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film & Television and Starz/Lionsgate and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world … Get The Strap.” (Variety)
Curtis Jackson made sure to flex his major power move and bragged about the potential $150 million deal.
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