07 March 2018 - Culver City, California - Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent. "The Oath" TV Series Los Angeles Premiere held at Sony Pictures Studios. Photo Credit: F. Sadou/AdMedia

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50 Cent Inks Giant Deal With Starz Network

October 11, 2018

Hip Hop mogul Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has signed an enormous four-year overall deal with Starz and Lionsgate, the network's parent company.

The deal calls for G-Unit Film and Television, Jackson's production company to a "three series commitment, a dedicated development executive and discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects; access to additional distribution channels via Starz and parent company Lionsgate; and input on merchandising and licensing of G-Unit-developed content and brands." according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"When I sat down with Chris (Albrecht) and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film and Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history," 50 Cent said. "I am excited to announce that we've made that partnership between myself, G-Unit Film and Television and Starz/Lionsgate, and we will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world."

Starz CEO and President Chris Albrecht is a firm believer in 50 Cent and what G-Unit has to offer. 

"Both on screen and off, Curtis has proven that he can deliver content that our viewers want to watch." Albrecht says. "He is the real deal, and we have given him a real deal, with what I believe to be among the most significant deals to date for an executive producer in premium television. We're pleased to expand our relationship and consider this the beginning of many new and exciting ventures to come."

Despite his character's death in season five of Power, Starz' number #1 original series, Jackson continues as the show's executive producer. The series Black Mafia Family and Vanguard from G-Unit are currently under development for Starz.
 

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