Entertainment News50 Cent Ends Deal with Starz

50 Cent Ends Deal with Starz

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is breaking free from his long-term contract with Starz, opting not to renew his lucrative deal with Lionsgate.

In a series of social media posts, hip-hop icon and Power executive producer bid farewell to Starz.

According to Deadline, the actor did not renew his contract with Starz. He is said to be considering offers from streamers and studios for his G-Unit Film & Television, which currently has a slate of 25 series in production and development deals. An announcement about Jackson’s new TV home is said to be close.

 Jackson is already hard at work on the second season of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which premiered recently on Starz. A second season of Power Book IV: Force is also in production, as well as a Season 2 of BMF and a third season of Raising Kanan–all executive produced by Jackson. The third season of Power Book II: Ghost is set to air on Starz soon.

Last year, Courtney Kemp decided not to renew her deal with Lionsgate and instead landed a deal with Netflix.

Who is 50 Cent?

Curtis James Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career, and in 2000, he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release, he was shot, and the album was never released.

In 2002, after Jackson signed with Eminem’s record label Shady Records, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Jackson had similar commercial and critical success with his second album, The Massacre, which was released in 2005. He released his fifth album, Animal Ambition, in 2014, and as of 2019, he is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal.

Jackson has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen BET Awards, six American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two World Music Awards. He has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards, and Emmy Awards. According to Billboard, Jackson was the second wealthiest rapper in the world in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $155 million.

About Starz network:

Starz is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Lionsgate. The network’s programming consists of original television series, theatrical films, and limited-run acquired series.

As of February 2015, Starz had 24.6 million subscribers. Its revenue was $2.283 billion in 2012. On June 30, 2016, Starz was rebranded and replaced Encore and its multiplex channels with seven individual tracks: four featuring original programming and three themed channels.

What is Power?

Power is an American drama television series created by Courtney A. Kemp that aired on the Starz network from June 7, 2014 to February 9, 2020. The show centers on the fictional drug lord James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who is married to Tasha St. Patrick (Naturi Naughton) and is trying to leave the drug business. The series also stars Joseph Sikora, Lela Loren, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, and 50 Cent.

The show was originally pitched to HBO in 2013 after the success of the film Fast & Furious 6, on which Kemp was an executive producer. When HBO passed on the project, it was picked up by Starz. The first season premiered on June 7, 2014, and consisted of 10 episodes. The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 6, 2015. On August 12, 2016, Starz renewed the series for a third and fourth season, each consisting of 10 episodes. The third season premiered on July 17, 2016. On September 5, 2017, Starz renewed the series for a fifth and sixth season. The sixth and final season premiered on August 25, 2019. The series finale aired on February 9, 2020.

What is Courtney A. Kemp?

Courtney A. Kemp is an American television producer and writer. She is the creator of the Starz drama series Power and co-creator of the ABC drama For Life.

Kemp was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a BA in English. After college, Kemp moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television.

Kemp’s first job in television was as a writer’s assistant on the ABC drama series Felicity. She went on to work as a staff writer on the CBS drama series The Guardian and the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. In 2010, Kemp wrote the screenplay for the film For Colored Girls, based on the play by Ntozake Shange.

In 2013, Kemp created the Starz drama series Power, which is set in the world of New York City’s drug trade. The series premiered in 2014 and ended in 2020. Kemp also served as an executive producer on the series.

In 2020, Kemp created the ABC drama series For Life, which is based on the true story of Isaac Wright Jr., who was wrongfully convicted of drugs charges and became a lawyer while in prison. The series premiered in January 2020.

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