Magazine article Screen International

Jay Z, Weinstein Company Ink First-Look Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Jay Z, Weinstein Company Ink First-Look Deal

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) and rapper Shawn Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, have inked a two-year deal that will give the former exclusive first-look right to any film or television projects produced by the latter.

TWC has also revealed that it already has projects in development with Jay Z, and that these will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jay Z's previous film credits include Jamie Foxx's remake of Annie, on which he served as a producer, Chris Rock's Top Five, which he co-produced, and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which he exec produced.

Jay Z commented: "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. …

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