Tyler Perry Studios and Writers Guild Announce Agreement

About the NAACP
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nationĀ¹s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP and the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, please visit www.naacp.org.

About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios is 100% financed by Tyler Perry in an entrepreneurial endeavor, and is not backed by a studio or other investors. The studio produces both Meet the Browns and House of Payne, as well as several feature films a year including the upcoming Madea Goes to Jail.  Perry recently announced the formation of another production arm, 34th Street Films, which will develop projects written and directed by talent other than Perry under the Tyler Perry brand. 

About the Writer's Guild of America, West
The Writers Guild of America, West is a labor union that negotiates and administers contracts and represents writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.

Contact:

Writer's Guild of America, West
Gregg Mitchell: (323) 782.4561

Sunshine Sachs
Keleigh Thomas: (310) 275.3222
Ken Sunshine: (212) 691.2800

NAACP
Richard McIntire: (410) 580.5787

Save the date for the 40th NAACP Image Awards
LIVE! Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 8PM on FOX
www.naacpimageawards.net

 

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