50 Cent breaks tradition: Opens new Film Studio in Shreveport, Louisiana instead of Hollywood

A bold move: G-Unit studios sets up shop in Shreveport, Louisiana
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In a surprising twist, rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) has decided to break away from the Hollywood mold and establish his new film studio, G-Unit Studios, in Shreveport, Louisiana. This move marks a significant departure from the industry norm, where Los Angeles has long been the epicenter of movie production.

A new chapter for G-Unit Film & Television

G-Unit Film & Television, founded by Jackson in 2003, has been a powerhouse in the entertainment world. From gritty street narratives to compelling stories that resonate with our era, G-Unit has consistently delivered thought-provoking content. The studio’s track record includes the documentary “50 Cent: The New Breed” and the hit Starz series “Power,” in which Jackson also starred.

But why Shreveport? According to Jackson, this decision isn’t just about business;

" it’s about fostering talent, creating opportunities, and building a community that thrives through creativity and innovation. In his own words, “We see Shreveport as a beacon of inspiration and creativity."

A city thrilled to host G-Unit Studios

Shreveport Mayor Tom Arceneaux expressed excitement about the studio’s arrival.

"This city’s rich culture and talent provide the perfect backdrop for this endeavor,” he said. “We are eager to collaborate with Mr. Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television to bring captivating movies and entertainment to Shreveport and Caddo Parish."

Following in the footsteps of Mark Wahlberg

Jackson isn’t the first celebrity to venture beyond Hollywood’s borders. Last year, actor and producer Mark Wahlberg made headlines when he moved his family from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Wahlberg’s mission? To turn Sin City into “Hollywood 2.0” by establishing his own studio. His production company, “Closest to the Hole Productions,” has been behind successful TV shows like “Entourage,” “Ballers,” and the film “Lone Survivor” .

In an industry where tradition often dictates location, 50 Cent’s bold move challenges the status quo. As the entertainment landscape continues to evolve, perhaps more stars will follow suit, seeking inspiration and opportunity beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.