Perry Extends Successful Run With Lionsgate

Perry Extends Successful Run With Lionsgate

Tyler Perry is good and golden as the movie mogul inks lucrative new deal.

Published July 24, 2008

Tyler Perry is good and golden.

Tyler Perry is good and golden as the movie mogul inks lucrative new deal.



Perry, who's next film "The Family That Preys" hits theaters on Sept. 12, has signed a three-year, first-look pact with Lionsgate, the studio he has been working with since his breakthrough hit "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" in 2005.

Under the new agreement which was announced by Lionsgate co-chair and CEO Jon Feltheimer, Perry will be obligated to release at least three new films, not including "Preys" and his upcoming February 2009 release, "Madea Goes To Jail."

"Lionsgate has shared and nurtured my creative vision in a way that no other studio could match," Perry said in a statement. "They continue to play a vital role in bringing my messages to new audiences in new markets every single day with unequalled marketing brilliance. I'm delighted to continue partnering with them on a rich palette of exciting projects for years to come."

Have any ideas what those next three movies should be called? How about "Madea Gets Mad at the Browns," "Daddy's Little Girls Get Married" or "Diary of a Family Reunion."

Written by Miki Turner

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