Jay Z Signs TV and Film Deal With Weinstein Company
The two-year deal with The Weinstein Company will allow Jay Z to produce both scripted and unscripted projects. The Brooklyn hip-hop mogul has plenty of film experience: if you'll remember, he produced Will Gluck's Annie remake, co-produced Chris Rock's Top Five and executive-produced Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.
Hov tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm excited to tell stories from real-life prophets who, through their struggles, have changed the world for the better and others whose stories are filled with fantasy and delight. 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 Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein tells the publication, “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."
It'll be interesting to see what Jay Z cooks up with The Weinstein Company. The partnership seems like it should be a terrific fit. In other Hov-related news, the 46-year-old Blueprint rapper recently chilled with Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Young Thug, DJ Khaled and more at Beyoncé's Formation World Tour in Atlanta, Ga.
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