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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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Tyler Perry Named TV Producer of the Year By ‘The Hollywood Reporter’; Talks Race in Hollywood, Bill Cosby, and Creative Freedom In Feature Interview

At his new Atlanta studio, THR's TV Producer of the Year opened up about his failure as a onetime used car salesman ("I couldn't dupe people"), the advice he got from Oprah and inclusion in entertainment: "I don't think Hollywood is black or white, I think it's green." (more…)

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Review: “Boo! A Madea Halloween” a Familiar Treat for Tyler Perry Fans

After making more than a dozen on-screen appearances as Madea, writer-director Tyler Perry certainly has his formula perfected. Like previous outings, “Boo! A Madea Halloween” won’t win over many critics with its eye-roll-inducing one-liners and over-the-top performances, but audiences will continue to flock to any film with the beloved character

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Tyler Perry Studios, Lionsgate Announce Release of “Boo! A Madea Halloween” on October 21, 2016

Tyler Perry Studios announced today that they have started production on a new Madea film, Boo! A Madea Halloween, which will be distributed by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The film releases October 21st, 2016. Tyler Perry will write, produce, direct, and star in the latest project with the popular character Madea. Ozzie Areu

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UC Communication Professor Ronald L. Jackson II Publishes “Interpreting Tyler Perry” and “Black Comics”

Communication professor Ronald L. Jackson II recently published two books analyzing the media portrayal of African-Americans in society today and the way authors and directors created their own meanings about what it means to be African-American. (more…)

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