One of South Korea's biggest comedic hits of recent years is taking over the world, one remake at a time. Miss Granny, a 2014 flick about an elderly grandmother who is suddenly transformed into a 20-year-old again, has been adapted with Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and Japanese language versions. ... More »
Five years ago, my RogerEbert.com colleague Steven Boone and I wrote a very long online piece on Tyler Perry. Neither of us sought to dismiss him, and I expressed much admiration both for how he built his own studio and for how brilliant actresses of color trusted him so passionately with their performances. Show More Summary
The cinema of Tyler Perry, filled with melodramatic narratives and hyperactive comedy has clear-cut fans as much as it has critics. He's a fascinating power in media, self-sufficient with Tyler Perry Studios; writing, directing and starring in films that saw huge success in the box office. Show More Summary
“Better make sure that door is fastened,” Tyler Perry says, slipping into the driver’s seat of a small off-road utility vehicle as his passengers climb in. “I wouldn’t want you to fall out.” With a sly smile, Perry — the most successful African American filmmaker in history and the ruler of an entertainment...
Spotted… Tyler Perry’s “Too Close To Home” Press Lunch Remember when we told you about Tyler Perry Studios’ “Too Close to Home” series coming to TLC? Well on Tuesday a press luncheon was held at Atlanta’s W Midtown to preview
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Tyler Perry’s “Too Close To Home” Series Coming To TLC Tyler Perry studios is excitedly announcing a forthcoming scripted series for TLC titled “Too Close To Home.” The eight-part drama tells the story of a young woman who leaves Alabama
TLC has set the cast for its first scripted drama series, Too Close To Home, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. Production began this week at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, and the premiere is slated for later this summer. Danielle Savre will star as Anna, while Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join as guest stars. Show More Summary
Tyler Perry Studios, which has a massive production facility in Atlanta and is planning another one at the site of the former Fort McPherson army base, is the latest entertainment company to come out swinging at the anti-gay “religious freedom… Read The post Tyler Perry Studios Blasts Georgia Anti-Gay Bill: ‘We Do Not Tolerate Bigotry’ appeared first on Towleroad.
Tyler Perry has joined the chorus of industry voices condemning the anti-gay bill in Georgia that threatens to condone faith-based group discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. "At Tyler Perry Studios, we believe in inclusion and equality for all people," said a spokesperson for the studio, adding, "We do... More »
Atlanta-based Tyler Perry has added his voice to the Hollywood chorus urging Georgia's Governor not sign a bill that discriminates against the LGBT community into law. “At Tyler Perry Studios, we believe in inclusion and equality for...Show More Summary
Remember that joke from Top Five about the Tyler Perry Halloween movie, Boo! A Madea Halloween? Lionsgate did, and now they're making it an actual movie with the same exact title. Variety reports that the studio has set an October 21 opening date for the real-world film, which follows Perry's... More »
Here’s what Tyler Perry posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Oct 7, 2015: “4 months ago I bought Fort McPherson Army Base. It’s the future home of the new Tyler Perry Studios. I’ll keep you posted on the progress, but...
The man behind the Madea franchise and the biggest series on OWN took to social media tonight to confirm that the shuttered Army base that he bought this year will be the future home of Tyler Perry Studios: 4 months ago I bought Fort McPherson Army Base. Show More Summary
The sale of the bulk of Fort McPherson to Atlanta film mogul Tyler Perry is now a done deal after a year's worth of delays, criticism, and legal challenges. As many people celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage...Show More Summary
Tyler Perry’s $10 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Tyler Perry is dissing his former employee’s $10 million dollar lawsuit accusing him of allowing sexual harassment to take place at his Georgia studio — claiming the disgruntled man is a LIAR who
In the May 28 issue of CL, guest columnist Matt Garbett critiqued the decision to sell off much of Fort McPherson, the 487-acre former military base in southwest Atlanta, to Tyler Perry Studios. The filmmaker wants to buy 330 acres for a film studio complex.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
A former employee of Tyler Perry who was was once accused of stalking the filmmaker has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the movie mogul, his studio company, and a former supervisor. Joshua Sole, who worked at TPS for three months in 2014, also accuses Perry of libeling him in a Facebook post.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Über producer Tyler Perry is facing a lawsuit that is causing many a side-eye! A man who Perry once claimed was stalking him has now filed a suit against Tyler Perry Studios and Tyler himself. The handsome young man, a former employee...Show More Summary
The Griswolds go on the road, Tyler Perry's studio goes on the market, and NeNe Leakes goes off the rails in this week’s Atlanta News Roundup. Trailer for Atlanta-Filmed “Vacation” Remake Is ReleasedThe Griswolds are on the road again, though since Chevy Chase is now closer in age to Imogene Coca’s Aunt Edna, Ed Helms will be in the driver's seat. Show More Summary