SHREVEPORT, LA – The deal to bring movie and TV production back to Shreveport Bossier is moving full steam ahead. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is now in control of the Millennium Studios building just west of downtown Shreveport and he is ready to get to work.

50 Cent Message to local residents:

He says “if you are ready to work in film and television, G Unit Studios is officially in Louisiana.” Jackson adds “watch how many jobs are created as a result of this move.”

High Praise for Mayor of Shreveport

Jackson has applauded the efforts of city leaders (the council and the mayor) in approving this deal. But he had some special words for the Mayor: "Mayor Tom Arceneaux is one of the smartest guys I ever met in my life."

KEEL News reached out to the mayor for his reaction to the compliment and he said:

"I appreciate his kind words and look forward to working with him."

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No word yet on when we could start seeing film and tv projects begin. We do understand some minor construction work is being done at the Millennium Facility before the cameras will roll. But Jackson has a list of projects he wants to get moving on since he signed a deal with Fox.

Jackson and his team have a 30 year lease agreement with an option for an additional 15 years. G-Unit will pay the city $2400 a year, but will also take over all operational and maintenance costs for the facility. Shreveport has been paying about $180,000 a year on maintenance and operations.

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