50 Cent and Fox Entertainment have agreed on a non-exclusive multi-project broadcast direct deal.
Announced Tuesday (Feb. 14) by Fox Entertainment’s president of scripted programming Michael Thorn, 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson) will “develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies and animated series that would air on FOX. Any series created under the deal will be owned by FOX Entertainment and produced by its in-house unit, FOX Entertainment Studios, in collaboration with G-Unit Film & Television.”
“Whether it’s music, film, or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe,” said Thorn in a press release. “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.”
Adds 50: “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.”
Last week, 50 graced Billboard’s digital cover issue that celebrated the 20th anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and his formidable multi-media empire.
“My run was so uncomfortable that everyone would like to forget that it happened,” 50 ruminated about his fiery ’00s run. “That’s just the way it is with the artist community. I didn’t come in being friendly because I had to find a way into it — not find a way to be good enough to work in the community. The biggest compliment in the early stages was that artists felt like they’d made it when they got the deal. You had to earn the right to have the deal.”
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