Starz has announced it has put into development two new series from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, executive producer of the STARZ Power Universe series, and his G-Unit Film & Television.
The first series is an untitled female sports agent drama inspired by the life of superstar sports agent and attorney Nicole Lynn, who will also serve as executive producer, from writer and executive producer Tash Grey (Raising Kanan, Snowfall). The second is Moment in Time: The Massacre (working title) from writer and executive producer Abdul Williams (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story).
The untitled female sports agent series follows the rise of a determined young, African-American woman as she breaks through and climbs to the top of the highly competitive and male-dominated world of sports agents. It is inspired by events that shaped Nicole Lynn on her path to becoming the first Black woman to represent a top 3 NFL draft pick, a fierce advocate for her legal clients, and a breath of fresh air in a male-dominated industry.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma undergrad and taking on Wall Street, Lynn then returned to the University of Oklahoma Law School to graduate top of her class. She passed the NFL Contract Advisor exam after receiving her Texas law license and began pursuing her dual careers as an attorney and sports agent.
Lynn became the first female agent hired at the top NFL agency, PlayersRep, and signed her first player within three months after passing the NFL agent exam. In 2017, Young Money APAA Sports Agency acquired PlayersRep, which made Lynn the first—and only—female on Lil Wayne’s entirely male sports agent team.
Lynn represents NFL players, softball players, and music artists and has now represented back-to-back top 10 picks in the NFL. This year she received her certification for the NBA. Nicole still practices law and continues to represent some of the biggest companies in the country in high level complex civil litigation cases. While these accomplishments may seem like the peak of success, many who know her need a little convincing to understand that this is only the beginning.
Moment in Time: The Massacre (working title) is a seasonal anthology series that will explore the true stories in which iconic hip hop moments collided with the sensational and sometimes criminal events behind-the-scenes. Season one reveals how the tension between 50 Cent and The Game led to an all-out street war, pitting G-Unit against music impresario Jimmy Henchman, resulting in a murder-for-hire plot and Henchman serving a life sentence in prison.
Nicole Lynn was represented in the deal by Elsa Ramo at Ramo Law.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is represented by APA and attorneys Eric Feig and Stephen Savva.
Anil Kurian will, in part, develop both projects on behalf of G-Unit Film & Television. Kurian joined G-Unit as Head of Development just under a year ago to help oversee G-Unit’s rapidly expanding slate of current series and development.
Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the Starz executive overseeing these two projects.