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November 5, 2020

Tyler Perry Studios Finally Agrees to Hire More Directors and Writers

Tyler Perry, founder of Tyler Perry Studios

Award-winning filmmaker Tyler Perry has announced that he will be adding new directors and writers to his team. The announcement comes following his reveal earlier this year that he had no writers' room and that he was the only writer for all of his films and television shows.

While some fans praised Perry for writing many scripts all by himself, a lot of people also expressed criticism towards, with some saying that his characters and storylines have become one-dimensional.

The 51-year old filmmaker initially defended his actions but later decided to take a few steps back and let "fresh, exciting talent" take over the writing and directing reins. Michelle Sneed, President of Production and Development at Tyler Perry Studios, who has worked with Perry since 2009, says that they are looking forward to the change.

"We're super excited about the young, up-and-coming filmmakers and new writers that we're working with," Sneed told Variety. "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."

Meanwhile, some people on social media already showed their interest in working with Perry as a member of his crew.