Common Signs Television Deal With Lionsgate
Common is great on the mic, but he does his thing behind the camera too. The rapper turned actor turned film and television producer has just inked a deal with Lionsgate that will allow us to see much more of his work on screen.
According to new reports, the 46-year-old’s Freedom Road Productions has officially signed a deal with Lionsgate Television to develop new projects for the studio. Chris Selak, Lionsgate’s executive vice president and head of worldwide scripted television said:
“We’re thrilled to have the talented multi-hyphenate Common join our television team along with his longtime manager and producing partner Derek Dudley, president of production Shelby Stone, and creative executive Melisa Resch. Common’s expertise from working across all different artistic platforms offers a rich and exciting creative vision to our group. We look forward to the bold, premium content Freedom Road Productions will bring to our deep and diverse television slate.”
Common, who currently serves as executive producer on Showtime’s The Chi also released a statement regarding his new deal.
“I’m proud to expand my relationship with the innovative content creator Lionsgate. The studio offers a collaborative, creative freedom that is unique in the entertainment industry, which makes them a perfect partner for Freedom Road Productions. I’m looking forward to teaming up with Kevin, Chris and the Lionsgate collective on exciting and fresh television programming.”
Congrats to Common!