Iconic actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright Tyler Perry signed a deal with Amazon Studios, associated with Prime Video, for four films to be released on the platform, according to a November 28 press release. The new deal for the talented Perry allows him to write, direct and produce all four of the films – allowing for absolute creative freedom for the award-winning filmmaker.
Perry said, “I’m excited and grateful to start working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video.”
He expressed that Jennifer Salke, the Head of Amazon Studios, welcomed him wholly into the team. “Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m looking forward to continuing telling unique stories and bringing my next projects [to Prime Video audiences].”
Salke reportedly shares Perry’s excitement about working together and hailed him as “one of the most prolific creators” of this generation: “Tyler Perry is undeniably one of the most prolific creators of our time. He is a true multihyphenate who has defined his own incredible brand of storytelling and inspired people all over the world with his series and films. We are excited to collaborate with Tyler and his teams to bring even more of his fantastic signature films to our global audiences.”
The new deal comes off of Perry’s most recent film success on Netflix this year. A Jazzman’s Blues was released back in early November, and Perry described the well-received film as a long-time project.
After a 27 year wait, it’s finally here. A JAZZMAN’S BLUES. NOW ON NETFLIX.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 23, 2022
Even with all that I’ve been able to accomplish thanks to all of you I still have dreams. Never stop dreaming and never stop fighting to make them come true. #AJazzmansBlues now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/pDBWQSaJAr
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) October 20, 2022