May 2, 2024

50 Cent Launches Second-Largest Black-Owned Production Studio In U.S.

50 Cent

50 Cent has launched a new G-Unit Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. At 956,000 square feet, G-Unit Studios is the second largest Black-owned production studio behind Tyler Perry Studios. 

G-Unit Studios Lands IN Shreveport

50’s company, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., launched in 2005, currently houses his most successful television projects, such as STARZ TV series Power, which includes Raising Kanan, Force, Ghost and the series BMF.

“I’m excited to announce the expansion of G-Unit Film & Television through the launch of my G-Unit Studios right here in Shreveport #allroadsleadtoshreveport,” 50 wrote on Instagram.

“From the gritty narratives of the streets to the compelling stories that define our era, G-Unit has always been more than just entertainment; it’s a platform for voices that need to be heard, stories that need to be told,” he told Billboard.

G-Unit Studios

The studio’s establishment in Shreveport is set to boost job opportunities and economic growth, sparking a new era of prosperity and creativity.

“Bringing G-Unit Studios to Shreveport is not just a business decision; it’s a commitment to fostering talent, creating opportunities, and building a community that thrives through creativity and innovation. We see Shreveport as a beacon of inspiration and creativity,” 50 said.

50 Cent Day

Shreveport Mayor Tom Acreneaus honoured 50 by granting him a key to Shreveport and declaring April 18 as 50 Cent Day.

“We are thrilled that G-Unit Studios will plant its roots in Shreveport,” said Acreneuax.

“The city’s rich culture and talent provides the perfect backdrop for this endeavor. We are eager to contribute with Mr. Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television to bring captivating movies and entertainment to Shreveport and Caddo Parish.”

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.