There is nothing more pleasant to a parent than waking up to find that your children’s layaway has been taken care of! Parents work long hours and extra shifts just to make sure that their little ones have the gifts they desire every year but today Tyler Perry took to his Instagram to announce he had taken care of that for them!
This proves that miracles do happen! I’m sure many tears were shed today over this announcement!
Blessings to the families in Georgia today!!
Tyler Perry is joining in with the donations by so many other major artist and celebrities. In the wake up the Hurricane Harvey devastation, he is donating his own cash to relief efforts and spreading it around to charities that have boots on the ground.
Tyler commended the massive relief efforts in Houston … committing to a $1 million gift. He went to bat for Pastor Joel Osteen too, who’s taken heat for not immediately opening the doors to evacuees.
Tyler says he knows Joel well and that’s simply not the case … and he’s giving him $250k to show he’s still got his back.
Perry’s also giving $250k to Beyonce‘s pastor’s church, and will decide who to donate the other $500k to soon … but says he’s making sure it gets directly to the people who need it.
We are sure there will be some backlash behind his donation to Joel Osteen with the media heated recently when a video went viral stating that the pastor was refusing to open his church doors to victims of the storm.
EXCLUSIVE: In one of the biggest talent deals under the new Viacom leadership, the company has signed a long-term pact with prolific writer, director, producer and actor Tyler Perry, which encompasses television, film and short- form video.
Under the agreement, Perry, who is currently under an exclusive deal at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will produce approximately 90 episodes annually of original drama and comedy series for BET, which caters primarily to African-American audiences, and other Viacom networks. Viacom will have exclusive licensing rights on the TV programming as well as exclusive distribution rights to Perry’s short-form video content. Additionally, the pact gives Paramount Pictures exclusive first-look rights on Perry’s feature film projects.
The TV pact is similar to Perry’s arrangement at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network where he has been since 2012, helping to put the then-fledgling cable network on the original scripted series map with such series as The Haves And Have Nots, Love Thy Neighbor and For Better Or Worse. The film agreement is effective immediately, while the TV/short-form video one will kick in May 2019 when the OWN pact ends and will feature new series. Both parts of Perry’s Viacom deal will go through 2024.
“I am delighted that we are deepening our longstanding relationship with Tyler,”Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, said. “BET co-funded Tyler’s very first feature film, we’ve aired his movies and many of his series with great success on our networks, and we’ve honored his tremendous talent with our signature awards. This partnership will allow us to work even more closely with him and bring more of his iconic content to our viewers.”
Congrats to Tyler Perry!