50 Cent interested in Millennium Studios
There’s the possibility of filming movies and TV shows here very soon
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — You might have heard rumors about platinum record-selling artist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson being interested in Shreveport’s Millennium Studios.
Well, those rumors are right!
The popular rapper also works in the film industry, owning his own production company — G-Unit Film & Television. He’s produced hit shows like “Power” and “BMF.”
One of Jackson’s close friends tells us the artist and businessman is very interested in bringing several productions to Shreveport with the possibility of filming movies and TV shows here very soon at Millennium Studios, thus helping the city’s economy.
“The idea is Shreveport, Louisiana, is in ownership of a film facility that’s not being maximized. And Mr. Jackson sees an opportunity in that building to bring some of his production here and do business,” Orville Hall said.
If 50 Cent brings productions to Shreveport, Hall said, it will change the city, bring thousands of jobs and boost Shreveport’s economy.
“In his mind he can create this city into a mecca ... for young creators.”
The rumors began to swirl last month that 50 Cent would be interested in buying Millennium Studios. The city announced its purchase of Millennium Studios in February 2022 after Millennium Studios shut down in 2016.
Hall, who said he has known 50 Cent for more than 30 years, confirmed that 50 Cent visited Shreveport to tour the studios late last month.
“50, when he came out of the airport, he flew his own jet here, as soon as he came out the airport, he looked around and said the whole city is lit.”
Hall said the plans have been in the works for the past several years.
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