Tyler Perry sets up shop at Prime Video.
Monday, The Hollywood Reporter Perry, 53, has reportedly signed a deal with Amazon to write, direct and produce four feature-length films that will premiere and be released on the company’s streaming service.
In a statement obtained by THR On Monday, the writer/director/actor said that Amazon Studios executive Jennifer Salke “and the whole team has been open to me” as she begins working with the company’s filmmaking team.
Perry said in the statement that he “looks forward to continuing to tell more stories and bring my next projects to the global audiences they reach.”
“Tyler Perry is one of the most prolific creators of our time,” Salke said in a statement obtained by the outlet on Monday.
“He has defined his own incredible brand of storytelling and is a true multi-hyphenate who has inspired people across the world with his series and films,” she added. “We are excited to collaborate with Tyler and his team to bring more of his wonderful signature films to our global audience.”
Perry’s two latest films – A Jazzman’s Blues and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming – both released on Netflix this year.
In 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body of the Academy Awards, presented Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) with the Jean Herschelt Humanitarian Award.
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Perry was greeted by a standing ovation from his peers as he took the Oscar stage to accept the award after an introduction by Viola Davis.
“You know, when I set out to help someone, that’s what I intend to do. I’m not trying to do anything other than meet someone on their humanity,” Perry said in his acceptance speech.
The media mogul has made headlines for years for his charitable work in his home state of Georgia, especially during the COVID-19 health crisis and throughout the movement for racial justice.