Bad Boy Entertainment head Diddy continues to stay busy coming off a new Epic Records partnership by producing an upcoming ABC television show called “The Hustle.”
According to reports, Puff Daddy will executive produce the new series.
ABC is developing The Hustle (working title), a single-camera comedy executive produced by Sean Combs and directed by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer). At ABC, Combs previously executive produced and starred in the TV movie A Raisin in the Sun. He recently was a co-executive producer on the feature Dope. (Deadline)
Reports claim the show is based on real-life events from Diddy’s former assistant Sarah Snedeker.
Single-camera comedy The Hustle, which has received a script commitment with a penalty attached, is inspired by the real-life events of Combs’ right-hand woman, Snedeker — now an exec at his Revolt Films Banner. It centers on a small-town girl who lands a job working as an assistant to a street-educated billionaire business mogul where she is instantly thrown into a foreign world of extravagance, debauchery and adventure. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Puff Daddy recently partnered up with Epic Records to distribute Bad Boy Entertainment music.
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ 22-year-old music house Bad Boy Entertainment has teamed with Epic Records, the Sony Music company announced today (Oct. 5). The exclusive partnership includes distribution of two forthcoming Puff Daddy albums and provides a home for Bad Boy artists covering customary label services including promotion, marketing, sales and distribution. (Billboard)
A few weeks ago, Diddy updated fans on the status of his next solo album.
“Right now I’m just making music. I haven’t really decided if I’m putting out an album or a title. There’s a lot of things motivating it. One thing is your best body of work, which is No Way Out, and really channeling that. Like I said, I’m taking the backseat approach to being a producer and a platform, just as it was for The Lox, Ma$e and [Lil’] Kim and so on. That’s really what it is.” (“The Breakfast Club”)