Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has signed a multiyear overall deal to develop new projects for Starz. Variety reports that the artist and producer will continue to develop scripted and unscripted projects exclusively for the premium service through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner.
“The deal represents a significant increase to Starz’s investment in Jackson, executive producer of drama series ‘Power,'” Variety notes. “It includes a three-series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive, and a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects.”
The report adds: “Sources with knowledge of the agreement tell Variety that, in full success and combination with Jackson’s current series and development, it could prove to be worth as much as $150 million — making it the latest in a series of eye-popping talent deals reshaping the economics of the television business.”
Starz wasn’t commenting on the value of the deal.