Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will become a leader for a charitable cause, bettering the lives of those in the entertainment industry.
Deadline reports The Motion Picture & Television Fund has selected four leaders in their respective fields for a position on its board of governors. 50 Cent is joined by Greg Berlanti, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Ann Sarnoff.
“We’re more than thrilled to have these four incredible leaders in their fields join our board of governors,” said Bob Beitcher, president and CEO of the MPTF, according to Deadline. He went on to say “Our future is truly looking bright as we move ahead to a new era of taking care of our own.”
50 Cent’s appointment comes after dominating the music arena for over two decades years and more recently a successful pivot into the television industry thanks to his brainchild Power on Starz’s network. “I’m so honored to be part of the leadership of this extraordinary organization,” 50 Cent said, according to Deadline. “Being able to give back to this industry is something we should all strive for, and I can’t wait for all the exciting changes we have in store.”
Board Members Will Further The Motion Picture & Television Fund Mission
The new appointees will be accompanied by The Motion Picture & Television Fund’s current board of governors including J.J. Abrams, Byron Allen, Betsy Beers, Channing Dungey, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Tony Goldwyn, Bonnie Hammer, Kevin McCormick, Christopher Nolan, Peter Rice, Karen Rosenfelt, Emma Thomas and John Wells.
The board of governors will further The Motion Picture & Television Fund’s century-long mission to ensure working and retired members within the entertainment landscape will be afforded health and social services, including temporary financial assistance, case management, and residential living, as per the company website.