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News: Jay Z Signs 2-Year Movie & TV Deal with The Weinstein Company


Jay-Z has conquered Music, Fashion and Sports management, but move over 50 Cent because he’s coming for TV and Film as well. Jay-Z has signed an exclusive ‘first look’ deal with the Weinstein Company to develop movies and scripted and unscripted televsion. He already has previous experience from his dealings with the films Annie, Top Five and The Great Gatsby. Now, with this 2-year deal in place, he is looking to announce a few projects very soon. Jay-Z had his to say below:

“I’m excited to tell stories from real-life prophets, whom through their struggles have changed the world for the better, and others whose stories are filled with fantasy and delight,” Jay Z said in a statement. “Harvey and David are visionaries both of whom have done this time and time again. I’m already passionate about what we currently have in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to discovering others.”

Weinstein added:

“Having known Jay on a personal level for many years we are thrilled by the opportunity to expand our relationship. Jay’s ability to influence entertainment and pop culture has gone well beyond music for many years. He approaches every aspect of his career with both determination and effortlessness, making him one of the leading power players in entertainment history. We already have some exceptional projects in the works and are excited to see what more is to come.”

via Deadline