Power Creator Signs Overall Deal with Starz & Lionsgate


Courtney A. Kemp, the creator, showrunner and executive producer on the hit drama Power, has entered into an exclusive multiyear pact with Starz and Lionsgate.

Kemp’s new agreement expands her relationship with Starz to include Lionsgate, which allows Kemp to develop and produce new projects for Starz and other content through her End of Episode production company. She will also continue to serve in her current role as showrunner and executive producer on Power.

“Courtney A. Kemp is the complete showrunner package, and we’re thrilled to continue collaborating with such a creative talent and outstanding producer,” said Chris Albrecht, the president and CEO of Starz. “We are proud to see Courtney receive the recognition she deserves in our industry and are pleased the combined ‘power’ of Starz and Lionsgate offers even greater opportunities for her—and us—in the creative community.”

“We are longtime fans of Courtney’s thanks to her record-breaking series Power and delighted to be working with her at the studio going forward,” said Lionsgate Television Group’s chairman, Kevin Beggs. “Her new deal shows the ability of our combined company to attract and nurture the top talent in the business.”

“This new deal presents a wonderful opportunity to extend my creative efforts on Power while developing new shows for Lionsgate,” said Kemp. “I am grateful to Jon [Feltheimer], Kevin and Chris for this warm welcome to the Lionsgate family, and I’m looking forward to a continued relationship with Chris, Carmi and the entire team at Starz.”