Tyler Perry in the NYT
Tyler Perry, the creator of the sassy, opinionated, and…er…manly grandmother named Madea, is currently featured in a New York Times article. His latest production, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” debuted on TBS earlier this week. I find this especially interesting because it’s a live studio audience comedy show being shot right here in Atlanta. I drive past his studio on Krog St. every day, and I think it’s great that he chose to make Atlanta the home of his production company rather than Los Angeles. I love that he’s bringing jobs and attention to the Atlanta TV and film production industry, which—once a hot spot for moviemaking—is slowly making a comeback. Kudos to you, Mr. Perry, for doing your part.