Tyler Perry Is at His Most Serious—and His Best—With ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’

I watched it. And, I have to admit, it probably is his best work. ~V Hollywood multihyphenate Tyler Perry recently described the process of making his new Netflix drama A Jazzman’s Blues, a film he wrote over two decades ago, as “the first time [he’s] really enjoyed making a movie.” This admission is a bit puzzling from a filmmaker hellbent on unleashing his often egregiously … Continue reading Tyler Perry Is at His Most Serious—and His Best—With ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’

A Jazzman’s Blues Trailer | Netflix

Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of most of Tyler Perry’s work. However, I have mad respect for how he built his brand and bought his studio, as well as how he opens doors for Black and Brown people in the industry. He wrote this movie almost 30 years ago and it looks and feels differently than any of his other work. And, Terence … Continue reading A Jazzman’s Blues Trailer | Netflix

‘Madea’ Prequel From Tyler Perry in the Works at Showtime

The project would trace the origins of the indelible character in 1970s Atlanta. Tyler Perry isn’t quite ready to bid farewell to Madea.The prolific creator and producer is developing a prequel series focused on his iconic character’s origins at Showtime. ViacomCBS’ premium cable outlet has ordered multiple scripts for the project, titled Mabel. The hourlong drama comes from creators Perry and Tim Palen, with JaNeika and … Continue reading ‘Madea’ Prequel From Tyler Perry in the Works at Showtime

Tyler Perry Sets ‘Jazzman’s Blues’ As Next Film At Netflix

Taps Joshua Boone And Solea Pfeiffer To Star After teaming with Netflix on his most recent film, A Fall From Grace, Tyler Perry is making his return to the studio for his next film and has found his two leads in the process. Sources tell Deadline, Perry will direct Jazzman’s Blues with Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer on board to star. Perry will also write and … Continue reading Tyler Perry Sets ‘Jazzman’s Blues’ As Next Film At Netflix

How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production

‘Just Mercy’ was staffed and filmed under WarnerMedia’s company-wide drive for more diverse hiring. In 1988, Patrice Coleman became the first African American makeup artist in her union in Georgia, and she has worked steadily since on Georgia-based film and TV shoots, including Lionsgate’s Insurgent, multiple projects for Tyler Perry and HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Nevertheless, she was surprised last year when … Continue reading How Michael B. Jordan Pulled Off Hollywood’s First Officially “Inclusive” Production