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50 Cent Lands a $200 Million Dollar Film Contract

by Minority Fortune

Rapper and aspiring business mogul 50 Cent recently reached a deal with Lion Gate to the tune of $200 million dollars. Finally, there’s good news to report! The Wall Street Journal entertainment blog notes that the contract has the rapper’s film company, Cheetah Vision, obligated to develop ten films. It’s nice to see 50 Cent diversifying his income, instead of fighting for scraps in the music industry.

Motive: Money or Mission?

Could 50 Cent be chasing film director Tyler Perry’s billion-dollar film empire?  There is always a possibility. However, the industry is in need of diverse minority content, and one filmmaker isn’t going to cut it. We do hope 50 Cent works hard to pave the path for more minority filmmakers and avoids fitting into a stereotype. We need to have more and more ownership in the entertainment industries. The biggest challenge will be ensuring its sustainability.

At the very least, 50 Cent’s contract will be securing employment for individuals, where we’d hope that at the least a few go to deserving minorities. So, it’s not only a win for 50 but a win for the economy. 50, make us proud and give us more Grade A model articles to write.

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