50 Cent Signs Broadcast Deal with Fox
In both TV and movies, 50 Cent has made his next move. The former rapper turned businessman recently revealed a Fox broadcast agreement for his G-Unit Film & Television firm.
The two parties have agreed to work together to create animated series, live-action comedy, and written dramas through his production firm, G-Unit Film & Television. Fox Entertainment will own and produce any projects developed or given the go-ahead under the terms of the deal through its own division, Fox Entertainment Studios, in association 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 Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment’s president of scripted programming. “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.”
“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,” said 50.
Although 50 ended his overall contract with Starz in September of last year, he is still an executive producer for the Power and BMF shows. The Starz scripted programs “Fightland” and “Queen Nzinga” are both being developed by G-Unit.