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.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on June 8th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    If only his script writing could make a comeback.

    Or rather… a coming out.

    In all seriousness I completely agree, while my head was spinning at some of the plot holes in Daddy’s Little Girls, I really appreciate seeing the ATL on the big screen.

  2. CaptainObvious (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    I met one of the editors for Tyler Perry’s new show at Highland Cigar Friday night. He said the first few weeks of episodes are quite lackluster but they do get better.

  3. sabrina (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    I think it often takes new shows a few episodes to hit their stride. I haven’t seen the show, but I hope it does well!

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