More Madea on the way, Tyler Perry Re-ups with Lionsgate

People who complain about his stereotypical images in his comedies and plays will be shocked to find out those movies have made a billion-dollars and will not be going anywhere anytime soon due to him extending his deal with Lionsgate.

via Inside Movies
“Together, Lionsgate and I have built the ideal filmmaker/studio relationship, and I’m thrilled that it will be continuing,” said Perry, in a statement. “We share an entrepreneurial spirit and have a great business rapport. But more importantly, Lionsgate has been incredibly affirming of my relationship with my audience — I’ve always had the artistic freedom to speak what I want, how I want, and when I want through my films.”

In the last six years, Perry’s 10 films grossed more than $520 million for Lionsgate at the box office. The studio has sold more than 40 million DVD and digital copies of his films, television shows, and stage plays. “Tyler Perry is one of the most powerful and unique entertainment brands in the world today, with a fan base that is virtually unrivaled in its loyalty and passion,” said Lionsgate co-chairman and CEO Jon Feltheimer, in a statement.

“Lionsgate and Tyler have grown together for many years, and we look forward to pushing the envelopes of our businesses together for many years to come. Tyler is a remarkable creative force, and it is a privilege to support his efforts to continue to enlarge his audience and extend his creative reach.”
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2 thoughts on “More Madea on the way, Tyler Perry Re-ups with Lionsgate

  1. i dont know about suprised. People, black white and otherwise, love a good minstrel show…smh

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