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Jay Z set to Produce Docu-Series about Trayvon Martin’s Murder and the Protests that Followed

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Legendary rapper, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter has agreed to a deal with The Weinstein Company to produce an ambitious series of film and television projects on Trayvon Martin.

The African-American high school student was shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman, a 28-year old Hispanic man who was a member of the neighborhood watch in his Florida community. Zimmerman who claimed he shot Martin in self-defense after the two engaged in a physical altercation was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge which inspired protests all over the country.

The plan with The Weinstein Company is to produce a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of the first-look deal he signed with the studio last December while the indie studio will also develop a narrative feature film. Several other studios including Fox Searchlight and Universal were interested but TWC closed the deal last week.

Jay Z also revealed that he has optioned the rights to two books; “Suspicious Nation: The Inside Story of Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” by Lisa Bloom and “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin” by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

6 Comments

  1. Xoxo

    March 25, 2017 at 2:34 am

    When it comes to making money off of someone, he and his wife take the crown! Beyonce never publicly made any comment when Trayvon, Mike B, etc were being killed, but the moment she had an album to promote, then she started using visuals to talk of police brutality. Every album, she comes up with a gimmick, and I guess it was time to capitalise off the Black Lives Matter movement!
    Same with Jay. When Barneys NY was having black people arrested just for coming in store to purchase designer items with credit cards, he could have taken a stand. Yet, he went ahead with the collaboration that was selling duffle bags for $50k up! He couldn’t even release a statement saying he and Barneys were going to be in talks or something about their bias!
    When I see people falling their okie dokie, I can’t help but shake my head! They are as fake and calculating as celebs comes!

    • Mr.A

      March 25, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Spot on!

    • Babym

      March 25, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Lieeeeess! Don’t let ur dislike for this couple stop u from speaking the truth. Beyoncé was very very vocal when Trayvon died. Where were u when the Carter’s were bailing ppl who were arrested for protesting these deaths???! Google is ur friend abeg

    • nene

      March 25, 2017 at 9:40 am

      this couple love money. they worship money! i dislike both of them, especially Beyonce who’s a big liar and phoney.

    • CV

      March 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Don’t be foolish and search up on google for Beyonce and Jayz at the Travon Martin Protest. The images are every where. Beyonce and Jayz also paid the bail for many protesters who were arrested during the ferguson protests etc. They have given back so many times to the black community. Have you also looked up Beyonce’s cosmetology school in NYC that gives back to black people coming out of rehab, helping them with jobs and whatnot? Just because they don’t go about broadcasting what they do doesn’t mean they aren’t doing anything. Google is free dude. Don’t be ignorant.

  2. Kezhia

    March 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Flipping leech, always ready to capitalise on people’s tragedy.

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