Staying Connected: Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz on Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story | Interviews

“Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story” is an eye-opening documentary helmed by Gelila Bekele, who has a son with Perry, and Armani Ortiz, who has worn numerous hats at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, which is the largest film studio in the United States. Their film chronicles the origins of Perry’s work, which spawned from … Read more

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story movie review (2023)

The two most effective parts are the section about Perry’s abuse by his father, who beat him bloody on the regular, and the section analyzing the appeal of Perry’s staggeringly successful run as a self-made theater impresario who could sell out venues with thousands of seats by telling stories about working-class, church-attending, mostly culturally conservative Black characters like … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023 Highlights: John Singleton, Tyler Perry, and A Vibrant Artistic Community | Festivals & Awards

It’s been a year since the festival’s co-founder, the dearly missed Sergio Mims, passed away. Celebrating its 29th iteration, the first program directly untouched by Mims, the festival conjured a theme that implicitly connected the gathering to its enduring past while looking toward a necessary future. Lead Curator Jada-Amina and Coordinator Nick Leffel rang the … Read more

Tyler Perry’s Ruthless Season 4 Episode 11 Release Date Rumors: Is It Coming Out?

Ever since episode 10 aired, the release date for Tyler Perry’s Ruthless Season 4 Episode 11 has been hotly anticipated by the fans. The series is a spinoff of The Oval and focuses on Ruth Truesdale, who gets mixed up in a scandalous cult that is full of powerful sexually active fanatics. Before finding a … Read more

Tyler Perry to Take Control of BET

According to a recent report from The Streamr, Tyler Perry is set to take control of the cable channel BET. What happened between Tyler Perry and BET? The report mentions that Perry’s acquisition comes as Paramount is losing money. Perry’s deal is valued at an as-of-yet undisclosed amount. It will give him control over BET … Read more