Fox will be receiving exclusive content from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson after G Unit Film and Television struck a new deal.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Fox have united in a non-exclusive broadcast direct deal through Jackson’s production company, G-Unit Film & Television. Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment’s president of scripted programming, made the announcement on Tuesday. The deal will include scripted dramas, live-action comedies, and animated series. Fox Entertainment will own the projects made under this deal. They will be produced by Fox Entertainment Studios and G-Unit Film & Television.
Thorn said, “Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe. 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.” 50 Cent shared similar enthusiasm regarding the deal. He said, “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.”
STARZ AND THE POWER UNIVERSE
Last September, 50 Cent left his deal with Starz, but much of his work remains on the network. Black Mafia Family, for instance, is still on stars. Additionally, the platform also has spinoffs from the Power universe. These include Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, and Power Book IV: Force. G-Unit Film & Television is also developing Fightland and Queen Nzinga, both of which are scripted series that will air on Starz. G-Unit Film & Television also recently released Hip Hop Homicides at WeTV. The company is also delving into film, entering a three-picture horror deal with Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.
50 Cent now joins several other iconic filmmakers who have penned deals with Fox. Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) also holds a deal with the company. Last year, Fox signed similar deals with producer Carol Mendelsohn (CSI and its many counterparts) and writer/producer/director McG (Supernatural, Lethal Weapon, We are Marshall). Jackson is additionally represented by APA, AKR PR, and attorney Stephen Savva.