Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Boards Josh Stolberg’s Horror Pic ‘Skill House’, Will Produce Alongside Proxima Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh

EXCLUSIVE: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power Book II: Ghost) has signed on to star in the horror film Skill House from Ryan Kavanaugh's Proxima Media—and will also produce the pic under his G-Unit Film & Television banner. Other new additions to the ensemble include Leah Pipes (Sorority Row), McCarrie McCausland (Army Wives), Ivan Leung (The Tender Bar), Neal McDonough (Yellowstone), John DeLuca (Spree), Caitlin Carmichael (Midnight in the Switchgrass), Dani Oliveros (Roar), Emily Mei (The Download) and Jacob Skidmore (Trinkets). He joins an ensemble led by TikTok star Bryce Hall, which also includes UFC veteran Paige VanZant, as previously announced.
The film from writer-director Josh Stolberg (Spiral) is billed as a dark satire of social media and influencer culture, and what those new to the sphere are willing to do to attain fame. Daniel Herther, who oversees production and creative development at Proxima, is exec producing alongside Jason Barhydt and Bobby Sarnevesht. The film is slated for release early next year. Conceived as the first in a franchise, it's currently in production in Los Angeles at the TikTok "collab house" known as Sway House. Additional producers on the pic financed by Proxima Media include Alex Baskin and Lifeboat Productions' Amy Kim and Jaime Burke.
Jackson has also previously appeared on series like For Life and such films as Southpaw, Last Vegas and Escape Plan. He will next be seen in The Expendables 4 and the action pic Den of Thieves 2: Pantera with Gerard Butler.
Savva; Pipes by Innovative Artists and Untitled Entertainment; McCausland by Bold Talent Agency in Georgia, CESD and KD Talent; Leung by DGRW, Minc Talent, STW Talent Agency and Gregg Edwards Management; McDonough by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; DeLuca by Bold Management & Production and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Carmichael by Paradigm, Vault Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; Oliveros by Buchwald and Brave Artists Management; Mei by CAA, manager Briana Frapart and Jason Newman at Untitled Entertainment; and Skidmore by AEFH, Ryan Artists in Oregon, and Zero Gravity Management.” /> Jackson is represented by APA and attorney Stephen J.
He exec produced, directed and co-starred in Starz's hit series Power, and closed a deal with Starz and Lionsgate in October 2018 that has seen him expand its universe as an exec producer on the spinoffs Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force. Jackson is an actor, producer, rapper and entrepreneur who founded G-Unit Film & Television in 2005. Jackson's company also has produced ABC's For Life and Starz's BMF, which was renewed last fall for a second season.
I'm honored to work alongside him as we watch Bryce do the same with his career." "This film is bursting with mavericks of entertainment, many of them spanning multiple genres and platforms," said Kavanaugh. "From a global rap and hip-hop music icon to a businessman, actor, writer, and producer – if anyone knows a thing or two about breaking the boundaries, it's 50 Cent.

Bankruptcy Court OKs Sale Of Relativity Media To UltraV Holdings

"Our simple message to the industry is that Relativity Media is open for business and we look forward to demonstrating that we intend to operate a substantial and well financed entertainment company with strong and stable leadership," David Robbins said in May, when the sale was announced.
UltraV Holdings is a joint venture of Sound Point Capital Management, a New York asset-management firm with $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, led by David Robbins, former chairman of Bally Technologies, Lex Miron, veteran media advisor, and Larry Robbins, a media industry executive.
He also stands to collect a one-time fee of $5 million if UltraV reaches a valuation of $150 million.” /> The studio's founder, Ryan Kavanaugh, is still in the picture, having reached a consulting agreement with the new owners that pays him $10,000 a month, plus expenses, for a year.
The joint venture is acquiring Relativity in exchange for waiving $40 million in outstanding obligations, assuming its liabilities and funding wind-down administrative costs, and setting aside $350,000 in cash for unsecured creditors.
"Relativity's administrative and priority creditors will be paid in full and unsecured creditors, including creditors from prior cases, will see meaningful recoveries, funded in part by the company's successful partnership with Netflix." "Court approval of the sale today ends four difficult years for Relativity and marks a new beginning for the company," said Colin Adams, Relativity's chief restructuring officer.
It also reached an agreement with its unsecured creditors, removing another significant obstacle to the planned sale. Relativity resolved a long-running dispute with Netflix over a lucrative licensing contract earlier this month, clearing the way for the sale.
A U.S Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of Relativity Media to UltraV Holdings, marking another new beginning for the independent studio as it emerges from its second bankruptcy in three years.
UltraV has said it intends to provide enough money to revive the studio so it can again develop and distribute content through Netflix and other platforms.