Amazon Studios announced that 53-year-old actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has signed a deal to write, direct and produce four films for release on Prime Video. Perry said in a statement: “I’m excited and grateful to start working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video. Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m looking forward to continuing telling unique stories and bringing my next projects to the global audiences that they reach.”
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke added: “Tyler Perry is undeniably one of the most prolific creators of our time. He is a true multihyphenate who has defined his own incredible brand of storytelling and inspired people all over the world with his series and films. We are excited to collaborate with Tyler and his teams to bring even more of his fantastic signature films to our global audiences.”
Perry is known for creating the ‘Madea’ film franchise, along with such series as House of Payne, The Haves and the Have Nots and Sistas. His most recent film, A Jazzman’s Blues, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was also released on Netflix.
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