As Tidal continues to travel murky waters, Jay Z finds a new entertainment endeavor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Z has signed a two-year film and television production deal with The Weinstein Company. It will give them first-look options to “produce both scripted and unscripted television projects and film projects” with Jay. In the coming weeks, projects already underway from this deal will be announced.
Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein says of the deal: “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.”
Jay Z’s previous film production credits include the 2014 remake of Annie and Chris Rock’s Top Five. He also acted as executive producer on the soundtrack for Baz Lurhman’s The Great Gatsy. “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,” Jay Z said in a statement to THR.
He, of course, had already filled fans with fantasy and delight through film with his straight-to-DVD flick Streets is Watching. (Real heads know!)