Amid the backlash to Georgia’s sweeping overhaul of voting rights, Hollywood heavyweights are threatening economic consequences for the production-friendly state and calling for a federal investigation. On Tuesday, Tyler Perry became the latest filmmaker to speak out, encouraging the the Department of Justice to evaluate the law and saying that it “harkens to the Jim Crow era.” Perry’s ascent as an independent mogul during the past two decades has paralleled Atlanta’s rise to prominence as a TV and film production hub.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he’s getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. The prize, picked by the academy board of governors, honors Perry “for his unprecedented achievements in television and his […]
Viacom plans to launch a streaming service focused on the African-American cable network called BET+. The upcoming service, which will launch in the fall, will feature original content from Tyler Perry, who will be a financial stakeholder in the service.
In one of the biggest talent deals under the new Viacom leadership, the company has signed a long-term pact with prolific writer, director, producer and actor Tyler Perry, which encompasses television, film and short- form video. Under the agreement, Perry will produce approximately 90 episodes annually of original drama and comedy series for BET and other Viacom networks.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he’d send the scripts he’d written to Oprah Winfrey for approval — and she’d wince. “I would say, ‘I think that’s too much! It’s over the top! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening!’” Winfrey […]
For Better or Worse, about three couples dealing with the challenges of dating and married life, will move from TBS to OWN for its third season, starting this fall.
After a rocky start marked by low ratings, executive shakeups, and layoffs, Oprah Winfrey’s network is getting some good news. Its latest quarter, from July to September, was its biggest in ratings growth. And this week, the network announced it will air two shows next year from Tyler Perry, who has a special talent for tapping into once-overlooked audiences. The shows will be the first scripted programs for the network.
Tyler Perry’s new exclusive deal to create programming for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN means he is shelving his ambitions to launch his own cable network, Tyler TV.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta fire officials say the structure of a building at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s studio is fine after part of it caught fire, sending flames into the night sky. Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says there were no reports of injuries from the blaze that started before 9 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the […]
Tyler TV will broadcast runs of Tyler Perry’s sitcoms and movies, and third-party content consistent with his Christian-tinged brand.