JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Launches Television Division
After taking over music and sports, JAY-Z's Roc Nation is adding another notch to its business belt.
Billboard reports that the full-service entertainment company is expanding to TV with the launch of their television division. Patrick Reardon, formally of the Weinstein Company, will lead the division as the EVP, scripted and unscripted television.
In a statement to Billboard, Reardon said, "Roc Nation is such an influential and dynamic company, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them as they expand their brand into television."
Reardon comes with 15 years of experience in television programming, during his time at the Weinstein Company he produced several series and limited documentary projects including the JAY-Z produced, Time: The Kalief Browder Story which aired on Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) in 2017. JAY-Z's other film project Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story was also a Weinstein Company project that Reardon assisted in. The film premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival and will debut on the Paramount Network in July.
Reportedly the newest division of Roc Nation has a number of projects currently in development, one includes an unscripted series with Amazon.