Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry Studios is Now Hiring

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LOS ANGELES, CA. October 01, 2019: Tyler Perry at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony honoring Tyler Perry. Pictures: Paul Smith/Featureflash - Image (Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency /

Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry Studios is now hiring in Atlanta, Georgia.

Have you ever wanted to work with Tyler Perry? Do you want to see what goes on behind the scenes of Tyler Perry Studios? Well, the studio is now hiring in Atlanta, Georgia.

Born Emmitt Perry Jr., Perry was born in 1969. The American actor, writer, producer, and philanthropist, was listed in 2011 as the highest-paid man in the TV and film industry, earning $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

He created and played the Madea character, a tough older woman from Atlanta, Georgia. He started filming productions of live stage plays, which later became adapted into full-length feature films.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, he wrote and produced several stage plays. Since then, he has also developed several TV shows, including Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Then in 2012, he landed an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and the Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was huge for the OWN network as it brought scripted TV shows to OWN. Perry created several series for the network, including The Haves and the Have Nots. The Haves and the Have Nots is by far the network’s most popular series on the network. In fact, his series was called "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations."

Outside of producing his own content, he has acted in films including playing Admiral Barnett in Star Trek, starring in Alex Cross, playing Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl, Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and Colin Powell in Vice.

More recently, he was included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Life before the fame:

Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans, the son of a carpenter and three siblings. As a child, he attempted suicide to escape his father’s abuse. In comparison, his mother took him to church every week, where he found safety and happiness.

After seeing the movie Precious, Perry revealed for the first time a friend’s mother molested him at age 10. He was also molested by three men and later learned his father molested his friend. It was later revealed through a DNA test that Emmitt Senior was not his biological father.

Tyler Perry did not complete high school; he did receive his GED. In his early 20s, while watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, he heard someone describe the therapeutic effects of writing. This comment inspired him to become a writer and started writing letters to himself, which later became the foundation for the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed.

Tyler Perry’s Career:

In the early 90s, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Financed by the then 22-year-old Tyler Perry’s $12,000 life savings, he performed I Know I’ve Been Changed. The play centers around Christian themes, including forgiveness, and also touched on issues including child abuse. The musical initially received poor reviews and was a failure. He did not give up, and over the next six years, he repeatedly rewrote the musical, the poor reviews continued. By 1998, at age 28, he finally succeeded and performed the play first at the House of Blues then at the Fox Theater. He would continue to create new stage productions and start touring them. This would help develop a large, devoted following among Black audiences. In 2005, Forbes reported he sold more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos of his shows, and $20 million in merchandise. Holding 300 live shows each year, had an average of 35,000 people each week.

Tyler Perry raised a $5.5 million budget to fund his first movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which went on to earn $50.6 million. He made his directorial debut in the adaptation of Madea’s Family Reunion, and he directed all of his subsequent Madea films. Madea’s Family Reunion opened at number one at the box office with $30.3 million. The movie would later earn $65 million.

Tyler Perry’s next movie Daddy’s Little Girls, starred Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba, debuted in 2007. It earned over $31 million. He would then write, direct, produce, and star in his next movie, Why Did I Get Married?. It would open at number one, grossing $21.4 million.

Tyler Perry’s movies are co-produced and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. That said, he retains full copyright ownership.

He produced one of the longest-running sitcoms, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which ran for 8 seasons from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. After a successful pilot run, Tyler Perry signed a $200 million, 100-episode deal with TBS. After receiving high ratings, House of Payne entered broadcast syndication. Tyler Perry also wrote, directed, and produced the sitcom Meet the Brons.

Tyler Perry Studios

In 2015, he acquired the 330-acre former military base Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. He would later transform the old military base into a studio. The studios were used to film several movies and TV shows including, HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and is currently used for the TV series The Walking Dead. The site's 50,000 square feet are dedicated to standing permanent sets, including a replica of a luxury hotel lobby, a White House replica, a 16,000-square-foot mansion, a cheap hotel, a trailer park set, a 1950s style diner that was relocated from 100 miles away. The studio also has 12 sound stages, which are named after famous Black entertainers. Black Panther was the first to be filmed in one of Tyler Perry’s new sound stages. To date, Tyler Perry Studios is one of the largest film studios in the nation and help he become the first African-American to own a major film studio.


In 2017, he signed a long-term deal with Viacom for a long term deal. Viacom will distribute video content, and in 2019, Viacom debuted The Oval and Sistas on BET+.

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According to reports, several job openings were already filled in construction and security work at the building that was once part of the now decommissioned Army base. Sitting about 10 minutes away from downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the studio sits on more than 30-acres. It will boast 12 sound stages, a post-production facility, a 400-seat theater, and a private screening room. It is the first major sound stage for major motion pictures on the East Coast.
Tyler Perry is Hiring New Directors and Writers

Tyler Perry, the CEO of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, is looking for and hiring writers and directors. His new plan is to hire and help young, aspiring creators.

In an interview with Variety, Tyler Perry said he’s looking forward to bringing in “fresh, exciting talent.” Michelle Sneed, the president of production and development at Tyler Perry Studios, told Variety Tyler Perry’s hiring dynamic and new filmmakers and writers.

“We’re super excited about the young, up-and-coming filmmakers and new writers that we’re working with,” she says. “Tyler has solidified his place in the industry; his brand is amazing, and we’ll continue to grow that. Then on the other side, we’re working on promoting, providing a platform, and advocating for this new talent, both in front of and behind the camera.”

Filming at Tyler Perry Studios during the Pandemic

Tyler Perry successfully filmed two seasons at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Filming for Season 2 of Perry’s BET series, The Oval finished days ahead of schedule. Filming for the TV series started on August 4th, and the show stayed in production with a one-day scheduled break, completing 22 total episodes.

Over 300 actors and crew members were hired and tested regularly for COVID-19. All of 377 talents tested negative for COVID-19 as Tyler Perry quarantine bubble continued production for the second time in a row. Season 2 of BET’s Sistas was the first TV show to film at Tyler Perry Studios amid the pandemic. The show also finished ahead of schedule. Tyler Perry is getting ready to film two TV shows, including Ruthless and Bruh.

How to apply for a job with Tyler Perry Studios:

  • To apply for a Production Job, send your resume and contact information to [email protected]
  • To apply for an Operations Job, send your resume and contact information to [email protected]
  • For more information and the latest Tyler Perry Studios job opportunities, click here.

Tyler Perry Studios Gives Back

In January 2020, Tyler Perry offered a job to a man serving a life sentence since 1991. According to WSB-TV, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office launched The Conviction Integrity Unit and listened to 52-year-old Darrell Hall's cast last year. In December 2019, they went to court to end his sentence and bring him back home. On Wednesday, to celebrate the new unit, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard surprised visitors with the news. "Mr. Perry says you can start to work on Monday," the District Attorney told Darrell Hall. Hall was given the name, and phone number of a man who Perry said could fill him in on the new job. Howard didn't say what the job would be. Read the full story here.

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