Pop star Beyonce Knowles is reportedly set to follow Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps by creating her own TV channel with her management firm Parkwood, which she aims to get operational over the next decade.
Beyonce is expanding her empire, which includes fashion and film work on top of her music, by reportedly setting up a TV network.
The channel will not feature the usual sitcoms, talk shows, but will have an educational spin which will include documentaries about African and American history, reported Metro.
The network will feature more serious programming, such as documentaries about African and American history.
According to The Sun newspaper too, Beyonce is said to be expanding her management company Parkwood and will launch the network within the next ten years, reports dailystar.co.uk.
“She (Beyonce) intends to create her own TV network just like Oprah. Her entertainment company Parkwood is doing very well and her desire is to create a network so she can have the freedom to bring the ideas of her closest creative friends to life,” a source said.
“The plan is to develop it within the next decade.” She will also reportedly perform at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
The pop star was also making headlines after she hit back at claims that she plagiarised a filmmaker’s idea for Lemonade, by filing a motion against Matthew Fulk’s lawsuit. Fulk’s lawsuit claims that Beyonce’s film is substantially similar to his 2014 short film Palinoia, but Beyonce says the two films have completely different narratives, reported TMZ.
Beyonce’s legal team then filed a motion to dismiss, urging the judge to toss out Fulk’s lawsuit. “A straightforward comparison of the parties’ works provides a textbook example of what does not constitute a legally cognizable claim of infringement,” read the motion.
[Source:- The Indian Express]