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Tyler Perry: An Introduction
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Tyler Perry: An Introduction | How did he get into film?
How did he get into film?

By 2004/2005, Perry wanted to make the move into cinema, hopefully bringing his theatre audience with him, and brought the script for Diary Of A Mad Black Woman to Hollywood – which promptly shut its door in his face. But wait! Comedian D.L. Hughley told Lionsgate president Mike Paseornek about Perry’s huge following in theatre, and Lionsgate signed a deal to distribute his film (Perry continues to own 100 per cent of his own work). Perry didn’t direct that first film, but by its follow-up, Madea’s Family Reunion, he occupied the director’s chair as well. Since then, he’s made 12 films with another due later this year (Madea’s Witness Protection).

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1 RE: Tyler Perry: An Introduction
Talentless talentless man but then I'm not black so I'm not his target audience.  His work borders on the racist and if flipped and done by a white director/writer/actor would be villified for discrimination.  I hope he can actually act because I've always enjoyed the Alex Cross movies More

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