Janet Jackson lands deal with Lionsgate Entertainment

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

By The Film Critic
JR Staff Writer

Four years ago, Tyler Perry reached out to Janet Jackson in order to get her on his Why Did I Get Married? film. The movie went on to be another success for Perry. In 2004, Perry landed a deal with Lionsgate Entertainment and they have promoted and distributed all of his films.

Tyler Perry has built the most-successful black-owned film company. Janet Jackson has been one of Perry's highest-profile employees over the years. Outside of the business, Perry became good friends with Janet Jackson. Around the same time, she broke up with Jermaine Dupri.

Throughout late 2009 and early 2010, there were rumors of the two dating. The rumors proved to be false and Jackson may have had other motives. Perry has made millions for Lionsgate through his company. Janet Jackson has helped Perry make some of his millions. Now, she has spoken directly with Lionsgate Entertainment and she has a deal of her own.

Janet Jackson recently landed a movie deal with Lionsgate. Under the terms of the deal, she has to produce and write one movie for the company. If all goes well, they may enter a long-term partnership.


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