50 Cent signs multi-year deal with FOX

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50 Cent signs multi-year deal with FOX

50 Cent has a new home in the film and TV space. The Queens icon signed a non-exclusive broadcast direct deal with FOX.

FOX announced on Tuesday (February 14) that 50 will “develop scripted dramas, live-action comedies and animated series” in partnership with his G-Unit Film & Television production company.

“I am excited to formalize a partnership with Michael Thorn and Fox that will allow G-Unit Film & Television to focus on putting multiple series on Fox, a perfect broadcast destination for G-Unit Film & Television content while our premium, streaming, scripted and non-scripted slates continue to grow in all directions,” 50 said in a statement.

He added on Instagram: “How’s your day going, mines is going good. Happy Valentine’s Day GLG GreenLightGang i don’t miss FOX BOOM.

Fox Entertainment President of Scripted Programming stated: “Whether it’s music, film or television, Curtis always delivers premium entertainment that captivates millions of fans across the globe.

“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.”

50 revealed last September that he would be exiting STARZ after his deal expired, but he’s remaining onboard as an executive producer in the Power universe and its multiple spin-off shows. STARZ is still home to BMF and he has another pair of series titled Fightland and Queen Nzinga coming to the network.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, 50 did reveal he earns nearly seven figures for a show every time he hits the stage these days.

“I think [Master P] gave me like $80,000, and now I’m getting like $900,000, $1 million. The coolest thing we create in America is celebrities,” he told Billboard. “If you see LeBron [James’] fan base internationally, you’ll argue, ‘Why is he staying here?’ He’s that big internationally. For the most part, I can’t speak for everybody, but the international side of the game is different.”