Janet Jackson to produce movies

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 13:36 PM IST

London: Singer-actress Janet Jackson is set to become a movie producer and has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to develop big screen projects.

"She has a powerful onscreen presence, with a vast audience, and we believe she will be an equally powerful presence behind the scenes. We are honoured to be able to provide a home for her ideas, passion and immense talent," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Mike Paseornek, president of Lionsgate as saying.

The 44-year-old has passion for storytelling.

"Many people forget I started out as an actor. I have been fortunate to work in the film industry, though not as much as I would like. I have a passion for storytelling, and have been doing it through my music for some time," said Janet.

She is not new at Lionsgate - she has starred in the studio`s films "Why Did I Get Married", "Why Did I Get Married Too" and "For Colored Girls".