73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

Grand Marshal - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson


Curtis 50 Cent JacksonCurtis “50 Cent” Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best-in-class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is the critically acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and Starz/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television has successfully focused on expansion of the “Power” universe with spin-offs ‘’Power Book II: Ghost,’’ “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” G-Unit Film & Television also produced the ABC hit, “For Life” and recently wrapped production on season two of the hit series, “Black Mafia Family” for Starz and is set to release the “Black Mafia Family” Docuseries. G-Unit is also in development on the scripted series “Queen Nzinga” at Starz. Slated to air in November from G-Unit Film & Television is “Hip Hop Homicides” at WeTV.  Jackson is also expanding into the podcast space through his new G-Unit Audio banner with the upcoming release of Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord in partnership with iHeart Media and Lionsgate Sound.  The company is also building out its feature slate, starting with a three picture Horror deal as a collaboration with Horror phenom Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.

About G-Unity Foundation
Founded by Jackson in 2003, the G-Unity Foundation supports programs that foster social and leadership skills in young people living in cities nationwide. Last year, Jackson announced the G-Unity Business Lab with the Houston Independent School District. The after-school entrepreneurship program, which enrolled students from Wheatley, Worthing, and Kashmere high schools, offers the chance to learn core business values and teaches practical skills to develop business ideas with input from area business leaders, corporations and visiting professors, including Jackson. Jackson has also been active in contributing to and participating in various community outreach programs including the NAACP Toy Drive, Houston’s Christmas Eve Super Feast, the Houston Symphony, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More information on Jackson’s G-Unity Foundation and his charitable endeavors can be found at https://gunityfoundation.org/