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Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 2:28AM EST
Power creator Courtney Kemp pays tribute to "beloved" crew member killed in on-set accident
“I have not known how to write this post; social media is an odd, impersonal place for grief, often an odd place to commemorate a life,” Kemp wrote on Instagram of production assistant Pedro Jimenez, who was killed early Monday morning in a vehicle accident. “A few sentences cannot address the love, humor, courage and strength of a man loved by so many. Pedro Jimenez was a beloved member of our crew and here since season one.”
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 3:21PM EST
Power crew member dies in an on-set accident, prompting the Starz series to shut down production
Parking production assistant Pedro Jimenez, 63, was fatally struck by an SUV at 4:30 a.m. this morning while setting up parking cones for a Brooklyn location shoot. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,” a Starz spokesperson tells Deadline. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.” Jimenez started on Power on the first day of production in 2014.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Power creator Courtney Kemp signs deal that would have her making potential spinoffs
The reported three-year "wide-ranging deal" with Starz's parent Lionsgate will allow Kemp to expand the Power franchise with potential spinoffs, in addition other TV possibilities. Kemp's deal comes two weeks after fellow Power producer 50 Cent signed a new four-year deal with Starz.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
Power promotes Michael J. Ferguson, adds Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Ferguson, who has played deadly gangster 2-Bit in 18 episodes since Season 2, will become a series regular in Season 6. Shooter alum Addai-Robinson is boarding Power as a series regular, portraying "a beltway insider with some secrets of her own."
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
50 Cent signs massive $150 million deal to produce more TV shows for Starz
The Power honcho's new four-year deal includes a three-series commitment that could be worth as much as $150 million, reports Variety.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Power adds Evan Handler, promotes Mike Dopud and Monique Gabriela Curnen to series regulars
Sex and the City and Californication alum Handler will recur as a U.S. attorney on the Starz series.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 8:17AM EDT
Power creator: I'd be richer if I was a man
Source: Page Six
"I do think I would have more money and power if I was a man in this business," says Courtney A. Kemp. She recalls being “in a contract negotiation, and I got an offer that was way low. I asked my lawyer — who is a white man — ‘Why did they offer me so little money?’ And he said, straight up, ‘Because you are a woman.’ We always have to work harder.”
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Power bosses 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp talk about this week's shocker
“We’ve created a template for the show that is non-Hollywood,” the rapper/producer said of last night's surprise. “This show was not designed to go 10 seasons,” added Kemp, who created the Starz series. “It was not designed to go 15 seasons. It’s not a crime procedural or a sitcom. It’s a closed-ended story that really begins and, in some way, ends with Ghost,” she said of the Omari Hardwick drug lord character.
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 12:49AM EDT
Watch Kendrick Lamar make his acting debut as homeless man on Power
Source: Rolling Stone
Power creator Courtney Kemp says of the acclaimed rapper's cameo with 50 Cent on Sunday's episode: “He’s really gifted, tremendously gifted. I mean it’s a total transformation. It is not a version of Kendrick Lamar that you’ve ever seen before. So it’s very exciting.”
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Kendrick Lamar to make his acting debut on Starz's Power, opposite 50 Cent
The acclaimed rapper will play "a friend" of 50 Cent's Kanan on Sunday's episode.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Starz's Power is a TV rarity: A show that keeps growing its viewership season after season
Source: The Wall Street Journal
As it enters Season 5 on Sunday, the 50 Cent-produced series has seen more than one million viewers come aboard each season.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
Petition calls for Starz to cut ties with 50 Cent following his mocking of Terry Crews' groping allegation
Source: Shadow and Act
The Power executive producer tweeted yesterday that he was just kidding when he mocked the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star on Tuesday. But a petition states that "Starz should send a message to the rapper and to all other potential producers and filmmakers that they will not tolerate this type of ignorance."
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 2:32AM EDT
Did 50 Cent mock Terry Crews' groping allegation to promote the return of Power?
The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star testified in front of a U.S. Senate committee about his groping allegation and toxic masculinity, mocking Crews with a meme that argued a guy as big and strong as Crews couldn't be the victim of sexual harassment. TMZ asked Crews about 50 Cent after his testimony. "First of all, I proved that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault," Crews responded. 50 Cent later deleted the post. But as Deadline points out, 50 Cent has a history of bashing people on social media shortly before or after a major project of his is about to come out. His mockery of Crews comes days before the Season 5 premiere of Starz's Power.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Power unveils Season 5 promo, promises the "most hard-hitting season yet"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"It’s a season of strange bedfellows, different pairings of people that come together in different," says creator Courtney Kemp of Season 5, premiering July 1.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Notorious drug trafficker "Freeway" Rick Ross' life is set to become a TV series
Ross, who built a crack-cocaine empire in 1980s California, will be the subject of a TV series based on his memoir, Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography, from Power executive producers George Furla and Randall Emmeett. Also on board as an executive producer is Home Improvement child star Zachery Ty Bryan.