‘Power’ Producer 50 Cent Signs Overall Deal with Starz

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has signed a two-year exclusive premium television pact with Starz, the cabler that is home to his drama series “Power.”

Under the deal, Jackson will develop new projects for the network through his G Unit Film & Television, Inc. shingle and continue as executive producer on “Power.”

“Starz has been the perfect partner to make ‘Power’ the success that it is and I am looking forward to developing many more record-breaking series with them,” said Jackson.

Starz has been proud of the success of “Power”; the second season finale in August set a series record for its episode premiere viewership performance (2.39M viewers Live+3). A 10-episode third season ordered in June and production began earlier this month at the series’ home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.

“Curtis is a wonderful hands-on producer and actor on ‘Power’ and we look forward to expanding his roles behind-the-camera with Starz over the next two years,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.

Jackson is represented by APA and attorneys Stephen Savva and Eric Feig.

“Power” creator Courtney Kemp Agboh signed her own overall deal with Starz in June. In addition to Kemp Agboh and Jackson, “Power” exec producers are Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.

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  1. 85wzen says:

    This is a time honored NO-NO in show biz. One doesn’t leave one’s ‘genre’ going into another. 50 should stick to his rap. Fans are notoriously single minded to a fault, and 50 shouldn’t diminish his “Brand” by diversifying into other creative areas.

    • Big Supa says:

      I think you’ll find this”time honored NO-NO” as antiquated in the field. People have been broadening their brand for some time now. Given the success of Power, or even Hip Hop on the whole…i submit that 50 made a great “Power” move.

  2. Roxsanne says:

    Im sorry but June is too long. I’m already to watch season 3. I love power great show.

  3. LADD says:

    ONE OF MY FAV.SHOW, IT BLENDS EVERYTHING ACTION,DRAMA & SUSPENSE THE CAST ARE GREAT I CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT SEASON

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