50 Cent inks scripted & animation development deal with Fox

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson

Fox Entertainment and producer, director, actor and musician Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson have signed a non-exclusive multi-project broadcast direct deal.

Under the agreement Jackson will develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies and animated series to air on Fox, via his G-Unit Film & Television production company.

Series created under the deal will be owned by Fox Entertainment and produced by its in-house unit, Fox Entertainment Studios, in collaboration with G-Unit Film & Television.

Jackson is the latest in a growing number of creatives to ink broadcast direct deals with Fox, with Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg closing an agreement to develop animated programming in December. In 2022, Fox also signed broadcast direct deals with producers Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, and writer/producer/director McG.

Since 2018, Jackson has been under an overall deal with Starz, where he is currently developing British boxing drama Fightland. He also partnered with the US network on Power, in which he co-starred, exec produced and directed, and its various spin-off series. G-Unit is also behind Black Mafia Family for Starz and is in development on scripted series Queen Nzinga for the network.

“Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe,” said Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming, Fox Entertainment.  “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.”

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