Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has signed an indirect exclusive deal with Fox Entertainment, the network announced Tuesday.
Under the deal, the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning producer-director-actor-rapper will develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies and animated series through his subsidiary G Unit Film & Television and chairman of Fox Entertainment. Michael Thorne. . .
After achieving hip-hop royalty status, Jackson branched out into entertainment films and launched G Unit Film and Television in 2005. It later expanded the Powers universe to include Powers Book II: The Spirit, Powers Book III: The Raising of Kanan, and Powers Book IV. Force: The production company produced ABC For Life and Black Mafia Family for Starz and is currently developing Fightland and Queen Nzinga for Starz.
"Whether it's music, film or television, Curtis always delivers world-class entertainment that appeals to millions of fans around the world," said Thorne. "He is a rare character with a unique ability to tell stories regardless of format or medium, and we look forward to creating exciting new FOX series with him and his team."
The series resulting from the deal will air on Fox and the projects are owned by Fox Entertainment. Under the deal, each film in the series will be produced by Fox Entertainment's own division, FOX Entertainment Studios, in collaboration with G Unit Film and Television.
"I'm excited to be an official partner of Michael Thorne and Fox, which will allow G-Unit Film and Television to focus on hosting more series on Fox, which is the perfect place to release G-Unit film and television content from original broadcast quality," Jackson said: scripted and unscripted. Tablets continue to grow in all directions."
In addition to Jackson, Fox Entertainment recently signed Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg to produce Fox animated shows, and live-action deals with producers Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz and writer-producer-director McGee.
Jackson is represented by APA and AKR PR and attorney Stephen Savva.