Janet Jackson, musician and star of films like For Colored Girls has signed a new deal with Lionsgate that will enable her to produce films for the studio.
The deal will give her the ability to select, develop and produce films for Lionsgate. Jackson commented: “Many people forget I started out as an actor. I have been fortunate to work in the film industry, though not as much as I would like. I have a passion for storytelling, and have been doing it through my music for some time.”
President of Lionsgate motion picture production and development also talked about the deal: “She is a powerful on-screen presence, with a vast audience, and we believe she will be an equally powerful presence behind the scenes. We are honored to be able to provide a home for her ideas, passion and immense talent.”