The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jay Z (Shawn Carter) has signed a two year, first option deal with The Weinstein Company for the rapper turned businessman/investor, Mr Carter’s film and television projects.
Mr Carter has multiple production credits under his belt with Annie, Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby, Made In America, as well as Broadway musical, Fela!
Mr Carter has stated:
“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.”
The president of The Weinstein Company, David Glasser is quoted to have said:
“Jay Z is an entertainment mogul with an unparalleled sense of the industry and limitless creativity. It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to collaborate with him as we continue to grow our TV division and look toward many more opportunities to create fresh content.”
We look forward to seeing their future projects!
Jay Z with wife superstar Beyoncé.