50 Cent launches the second largest Black-owned production studio in the US

50 Cent has launched a new G-Unit Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. At 100,000 square feet, G-Unit Studios is the second-largest Black production studio behind Tyler Perry Studios.

G-Unit Studios Lands IN Shreveport

Launched in 2005, the 1950s company G-Unit Film & Television Inc. is currently home to its most successful television projects, such as the STARZ TV series Power, including Raising Kanan, Force, Ghost and the series BMF.

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

“From the raw stories on 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 location in Shreveport will stimulate jobs and economic growth, ushering in a new era of prosperity and creativity.

“Bringing G-Unit Studios to Shreveport is not just a business decision; it is a commitment to fostering talent, creating opportunity 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 honored 50 by granting him a key to Shreveport and declaring April 18 as 50 Cent Day.

“We are thrilled that G-Unit Studios will be putting down roots in Shreveport,” said Acreneuax.

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