50 Cent Signs Major Broadcast Deal With Fox

Rapper and producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson signed a major new broadcast deal with FOX, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Under the new pact, Fox will be the television partner of 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film & Television.

50 Cent has signed a new broadcast deal with Fox

The new broadcast direct deal is said to be non-exclusive. Under the deal, 50 Cent and G-Unit will develop live-action and animated scripted series for the Fox Network. Fox will own all series greenlit under the deal, which will be produced by in-house Fox Entertainment Studios and G-Unit Film & TV. Under the deal, 50 Cent can still buy his production work to other companies.

Jackson’s G-Unit has landed at Fox after recently opting out of an overall deal with Starz. Starz was criticized by the artist before the deal expired. However, he remains an executive producer on the Starz series “Power” and “BMF.”

Curtis "50 cents" Jackson

Commenting on the news, Jackson said, “I’m excited to formalize the partnership with Michael Thorn and Fox, which will allow G-Unit Film & Television to set up multiple series on Fox, which G-Unit The perfect place to broadcast a movie. & TV content, while our premium, streaming, scripted and non-scripted pages continue to grow in all directions.”

Meanwhile, Fox Entertainment chairman Thorn added in his own statement: “Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans around the world.” He continued, “He’s that rare multi-hyphenate with a knack for storytelling, regardless of format or medium, and we look forward to developing new and exciting series for Fox with him and his team.”

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As noted by THR, Fox also has similar direct distribution deals with writers Dan Harmon (“Community,” “Rick & Morty”), Rodney Rothman (“22 Jump Street,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”). and producers. ), and Carol Mendelsohn (“CSI”).

In addition to producing “Power,” 50 Cent also worked on “For Live,” “Hip Hop Homicides” and the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Last year, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on the “Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.” The award was also shared with Jay-Z, Desiree Perez, Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Dave Meyers, Aaron B. Cooke, Dr. Dre and featured performers on the show: Snoop Dogg; Mary J. Blige; Eminem; and Kendrick Lamar.

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In 2010, 50 Cent won his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Crack a Battle”. shared the award with Dr. Dre and Eminem.

For fans of the “Power” franchise, the third season of “Power Book II: Ghost” will debut March 17 at midnight on the Starz app (via Deadline). The show will air at 8pm that evening on the linear network. The series stars Michael Rainey Jr., Blige, Shane Johnson and Gianni Paolo. The franchise is executive produced by “Power” creator Courtney A. Kemp under the End of Episode banner, Jackson through G-Unit Film & TV, and Mark Canton under Atmosphere Entertainment MM.

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