Jay Z is taking his talents to television. The music mogul has signed a first-look deal with the Weinstein Company, which will give them the first rights to produce any of Jay’s television and film projects. According to reports, there are currently projects in development that fall under the new two-year deal.
Hov released a statement:
“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. 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.”
Hov’s new deal was negotiated by David Glasser and EVP Business and Legal Affairs Sarah Sobel on behalf of the Weinstein Company. “Having known Jay on a personal level for many years we are thrilled by the opportunity to expand our relationship,” Weinstein offered in a statement. “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.”
With Jay Z already having a couple production credits under his belt, it’s clear his vision to expand his personal brand in the entertainment industry into TV and film has been in the works for quite some time now.