The Tyler Perry media empire continues to expand, and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. The filmmaker and actor actually got his start as a playwright, but he quickly realized that total domination of the entertainment industry wasn’t possible with live drama. In 2005, he wrote and directed Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and the rest is history.
According to Vulture, Perry’s insatiable hunger for influence on all forms of entertainment has grown into a natural collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, who herself has dabbled in magazines, television programs, film acting and publishing. The news source reports that Perry is in talks to add at least two new shows on Winfrey’s OWN network. Additionally, that media outlet has the right to any future shows Perry produces.
With three shows already airing (For Better or Worse, Meet the Browns and House of Payne) on TBS, Perry should be ready to assert complete control of all film and TV programming by the year 2020. Until that time, he’ll simply have to aggressively market the three movies he releases each year on DVD. Perry will also spend a lot more time in character as Madea, the elderly woman who has captured the hearts and minds of a nation and may even run for national office by 2020.