50 Cent has secured a massive bag from Starz after inking an overall deal to develop multiple scripted and unscripted series.
The four-year pact, estimated to be worth $150 million, is “among the most significant deals to date for an executive producer in premium television” according to Starz CEO Chris Albrecht.
Jackson will continue to develop new scripted and unscripted projects exclusively for Starz through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner. The deal includes a three-series commitment and the addition of a dedicated development executive accompanied by a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects.
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, said:
When I sat down with [Starz CEO Chris Albrecht] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history.
We will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world. Get the strap.
Congrats! I hope his BMF project will be first in line.