FX Inks Script Development Deal for Dr. Dre Drama Pilot
Created by Sidney Quashi, the Los Angeles-set drama explores both the music business and crime business.
FX is getting into business with Dr. Dre.
The cable network has inked a script-development deal with the music mogul and writer Sidney Quashi for a drama pilot. The one-hour project, set in present-day Los Angeles, explores both the music business and crime business.
Quashi will be billed as both the creator and executive producer of the drama, with Dre serving as an EP. Daniel Schnider will co-executive producer for Dre’s Crucial TV, along with co-EP Brad Bertner.
Crucial Films was launched in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line. Dre's label, Aftermath Entertainment, launched 11 years earlier and has showcased such talent as Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game and his newest discovery Kendrick Lamar. He began his career as a member of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A and continued as a producer and solo artist. In 2008, Dre moved into the tech sector with the launch of popular headphones line Beats by Dr. Dre.
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