Tyler Perry Inks New Multi-Year Deal With Lionsgate

tyler-perryTyler Perry announced today that their first look partnership will be extended through a new multi-year arrangement for films and home entertainment. The thing you have to love about Perry is that he is doing it his own way, when no network wanted to back his television sitcom he financed it himself, he’s not afraid to put his money where his mouth is.

Lionsgate will continue to distribute Tyler Perry’s films and is already slated to release Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family on April 22, 2011 and the upcoming Perry produced We The Peeples. Future projects will include two additional Madea franchise films, with the option of additional films with Perry attached as a producer, writer, director and/or star, to be made in conjunction with Perry’s production companies 34th Street Films, Very Perry Films, and Tyler Perry Studios.

Tyler Perry’s 10 films for Lionsgate in the past six years have grossed more than $520 million at the North American box office alone, and his films, stage plays and DVD’s have sold more than 40 million DVD and digital units. Perry also produces two hit television shows, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and its spinoff, Meet The Browns.

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