50 Cent coming to Shreveport, road closures announced

50 Cent - G-Unit Film and Television Shreveport

Excitement fills the air as Shreveport proudly welcomes Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his esteemed G-Unit Film and Television Company to its bustling streets, with the launch of G-Unit Studios. This landmark announcement marks a significant milestone for the city, solidifying its reputation as a thriving hub for creativity and innovation in the film industry.

A ceremonial press conference will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 4 pm on the steps of Government Plaza, located at 505 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.

50 Cent, born as Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, the Emmy and Grammy Award Winner has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor, and award-winning producer. 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 range of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Renowned for its groundbreaking productions and commitment to cinematic excellence, G-Unit has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide with its diverse array of productions. With a rich history of producing award winning films that resonate across cultures and generations, the company’s arrival in Shreveport signals a new era of film, television, and entertainment possibilities.

“We are thrilled that G-Unit Studios will plant its roots in Shreveport,” said Mayor Tom Arceneaux. “This city’s rich culture and talent provides the perfect backdrop for this endeavor. We are eager to collaborate with Mr. Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television to bring captivating movies and entertainment to Shreveport and Caddo Parish.”

The arrival of G-Unit Studios is expected to inject new energy into Shreveport’s film community, creating job opportunities and stimulating economic growth. As the city prepares to welcome this esteemed film company, anticipation builds among residents eager to witness the magic of cinema unfold in their own backyard.

“As someone who has always believed in the transformative power of music, film, and television, I’m beyond excited to introduce the expansion of my G-Unit Film & Television through the launch of G-Unit Studios right here in Shreveport. From the gritty narratives of the streets to the compelling stories that define our era, G-Unit has always been more than just entertainment; it’s a platform for voices that need to be heard, stories that need to be told. Bringing G-Unit Studios to Shreveport is not just a business decision; it’s a commitment to fostering talent, creating opportunities, and building a community that thrives through creativity and innovation. We see Shreveport as a beacon of inspiration and creativity,” said Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Road closures for event

As part of the City’s upcoming press conference with Mr. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, several street closures will be implemented to ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants and attendees. The event, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 18th, is a ceremonial press conference that aims to update citizens on G-Unit Studios here in Shreveport. 

To accommodate the event’s festivities, the following street closures will be in effect: 

At 10:00 am the following streets and all barricades will have an officer with them to allow necessary persons/traffic through: 

  • 500 Travis  

At 2:00 pm

  • Travis @ Marshall – no traffic allowed onto 500 Travis.   
  • Fannin @ Marshall- direct all traffic east bound (toward the river) on Fannin, no traffic south on Marshall. 
  • McNeil @ Texas  
  • Travis @ McNeil    
  • Travis @ Edwards- only necessary traffic allowed to go toward Government Plaza.   
  • Marshall @ Texas  
  • The city will also block the Beaird Tower alleyway to Marshall and direct all traffic to continue across Marshall down the alley and exit on Edwards Street 
  • The city will close the exit onto Travis from the Beaird Tower parking lot and direct all traffic to the exit on McNeil.  
  • The alley behind Government Plaza will also be closed.  

These closures are necessary to facilitate event setup, ensure pedestrian safety, and manage increased traffic flow during the event. Alternative routes and detours will be clearly marked to minimize inconvenience to residents and businesses in the affected areas. 

Local residents, businesses, and visitors are advised to plan their travel accordingly and to follow signage and instructions provided by event staff and local authorities. Additionally, organizers encourage attendees to utilize public transportation or carpooling options to reduce congestion and promote environmental sustainability. 

By cooperating with these temporary street closures, everyone can contribute to the success of the event and enjoy a memorable experience. 

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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