Tyler Perry Studios
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Tyler Perry Studios is an American film production studio, founded by actor/filmmaker/playwright Tyler Perry in Atlanta, Georgia. The studio occupies two former Delta Air Lines affiliated buildings in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta, and includes 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of sets and office space. Its opening[when?] was attended by Sidney Poitier, Will Smith, Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey and Hank Aaron among others. Through 34th Street Films, a production arm of Tyler Perry Studios, Perry guides the work of other filmmakers.
Perry has full ownership of his movies, and Lions Gate Entertainment serves as his distributor. His first movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, produced on a budget of $5.5 million, became an unexpected commercial success prompting widespread discussion among industry watchers about whether middle-class African-Americans were simply not being addressed by mainstream Hollywood movies. Its final gross box office receipts were $50.6 million, although it was critically panned scoring only 16 percent approval rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. On its opening weekend, February 24, 2006, Perry's film version of Madea's Family Reunion opened at #1 with $30.3 million. The film eventually grossed $65 million and, like Diary, almost all of it in the United States. The film was jump-started by an hour-long appearance by Perry and his co-stars on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
His next project for Lions Gate, Daddy's Little Girls, starring Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba was released in the U.S. on February 14, 2007. It grossed over $31 million. Perry wrote, directed, produced and starred in his next movie, Why Did I Get Married?, which was released on October 12, 2007. It opened as the top-grossing movie in its first weekend, earning $21.4 million at the box office. It is loosely based on the play which Perry wrote in 2004. Filming began March 5, 2007, in Whistler, British Columbia, Vancouver, then Atlanta, where Perry opened his own studio. Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott and Tasha Smith appear in the film. Perry's 2008 film, Meet the Browns, which was released on March 21, opened at #2 with a $20,082,809 weekend gross.The Family That Preys opened on September 12, 2008, and grossed over $35.1 million as of October. Madea Goes to Jail opened #1 on February 20, 2009, grossing $41 million and becoming his largest opening to date. This was Perry's seventh film with Lions Gate Entertainment.
On May 1, 2012 a four-alarm fire engulfed portions of the studio complex, causing the partial collapse of one building.Less than three months later, another fire broke out on the roof of another building on the morning of August 27th.
34th Street Films
34th Street Films is a studio within Tyler Perry Studios that is for non-comedy films. Tyler also uses this name for producing other productions not written by him.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) – Actor, Writer, Producer
Madea's Family Reunion (2006) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
Daddy's Little Girls (2007) – Director, Writer, Producer
Why Did I Get Married? (2007) – Director,Actor, Writer, Producer
Meet The Browns (2008) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
The Family That Preys (2008) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
Madea Goes to Jail (2009) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) – Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
For Colored Girls (2010) – Director, Writer, Producer
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) - Director, Writer, Actor, Producer
Good Deeds (2012) - Director, Writer, Actor, Producer
Madea's Witness Protection (2012) - Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
The Marriage Counselor (2013) - Director, Writer, Producer
Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2006, pilot run; 2007-2012)
Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns (2009-2011)
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse (2011–present)
Madea's Class Reunion (2003)
Why Did I Get Married? (2004)
Meet the Browns (2004–2005)
Madea Goes To Jail (2005–2006)
What's Done in the Dark (2006–2007)
The Marriage Counselor (2008–2009)
Laugh to Keep from Crying (2010)
Madea's Big Happy Family (2010)
A Madea Christmas (2011)
Aunt Bam's Place (2011)
I Don't Want To Do Wrong! (2011)
The Haves And The Have Nots (2011-2012)
Madea Gets a Job (2012)
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