The Weinstein Company has found a collaborator in Jay-Z.
The film studio is behind 2012’s ‘Django Unchained’ as well as ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ and, after learning of Jay’s forthcoming ‘Emmett Till’ biopic, called on him to create for the company.
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 Weinstein 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.
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.
Production on a number of his releases with the studio has already kicked off.
An elated David Glasser, the company’s COO, had this to say about their creative union:
Jay Z is an entertainment mogul with an unparallelled sense of the industry and limitless creativity. It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to collaborate with him as we continue to grow our TV division and look towards many more opportunities to create fresh content.