Bernie Mac and his producing partner Steven Greener have formed the new production company MacMan Entertainment and signed a two-year, first-look deal with Lionsgate.

The deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter, involves film projects, has an option for a third year and marks the first time Lionsgate has partnered with an actor's production company. The first project to be developed under the new deal will be a concert film starring Bernie. The deal also includes the making of a series of Dean Martin-style celebrity roasts that will premiere on DVD; a minimum of four will be produced, and Mac will serve as the host

No timeline has been set for that first comedy special.