New York rapper 50 Cent is giving fans even more reasons to grab a Starz subscription. The hip-hop star has announced the network home to his “Power” and upcoming Black Mafia Family series is giving him some serious creative freedom.
Fif went to Instagram Friday (November 16) to announce Starz will allow him to run shows he wants.
— SOHH (@sohh) November 16, 2018
Last month, reports emerged about 50 and Starz agreeing to work together to create 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.
— SOHH (@sohh) October 11, 2018