Updated: Apr 4, 2020
Say what you want to say about Mr. Tyler Perry, but the house that built the Madea brand has made history…. again!
Mr. Perry opened his brand new 330 acres film complex in Atlanta, GA. The grand opening of his film complex was a #SHIFT, solidifying in my own thoughts as a true thought leader.
Stats... it’s bigger than Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios and Paramount, Tyler Perry Studios as a total of top of the line 12 sound stages, making him the first Black American to completely own a film studio.
He was interviewed by Ms. Gayle King, when asked Perry flat-out, “Do you think Hollywood gets you?”
“No,” Perry replied. “I clearly believe that I’m ignored in Hollywood, for sure. And that’s fine. I get it.”
Listen, the fact is Hollywood doesn’t have to get it. The fans do. So let’s correct the first statement, while Tyler Perry created his empire off the hem of the housecoat that Madea wears… the house (his fortune and fame) of was made by the fans… and their “getting” the vision behind Perry in all that he does.
Images: Los Angeles Times