At IGNITION 2018, award-winning rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht discuss their hit present “Power” and discovering success in TV and leisure.
Albrecht has held his govt publish at Starz since 2010. Before that, he spent 22 years at HBO, the place he was credited with creating groundbreaking reveals corresponding to “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Entourage.”
One of essentially the most acknowledged rappers, Jackson lately pivoted into entrepreneurship. In 2003, he based the film-production firm G-Unit Film and Television Inc.
In 2014, Starz debuted G-Unit’s scripted sequence “Power.” Jackson is a co-creator, govt producer, and co-star of the sequence.
The drama was an in a single day success and renewed for a second season after only one episode. “Power” has develop into a lynchpin for Starz programming as Albrecht works to reinvent the community as a vacation spot for premium authentic content material.
In late 2018, Starz signed Jackson to an unique four-year deal, solidifying a long-term partnership between Albrecht and Jackson for years to return.