Ice Cube’s Cube Vision Inks First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios

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Ice Cube’s Cube Vision has signed a comprehensive first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and Fox 21 Television Studios, Variety has learned.

The two-year deal will cover projects developed for broadcast, cable, and digital outlets. Cube has teamed up with manager Jeff Kwatinetz to run Cube Vision’s TV production, and the two will serve as executive producers on the projects, which will run the gamut from traditional comedy and drama to animation and reality.

Under the deal, Fox also gets to tap into Cube Vision’s music library to use in its shows.

“It’s hard to think of a more multidimensional artist than Ice Cube, whose influence on the culture and enormous talent is virtually unrivaled,” Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said. “We’ve been dying to be in business with him for years, and we think the combination of Cube and his incredibly talented producing partner Jeff Kwatinetz is going to result in some very compelling television.”

Cube expressed similar enthusiasm. “I’m very happy and excited to work with the talented and creative people at Fox,” he said. “Their ability to bring groundbreaking television of every type through both cable and broadcast makes them the perfect partner for Cube Vision.”

Cube, best known as one of the original members of N.W.A., is one of the executive producers behind VH1’s “Hollywood Squares” revamp “Hip Hop Squares” (alongside Kwatinetz), and is hitting the big screen opposite Charlie Day in New Line’s “Fist Fight” on Feb. 17. He is represented by Matt Johnson at Ziffren Brittenham.