Black Directors, Their Movies, and The Money

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Tyler Perry Tyler Perry is considered the ultimate example of filmmaking success in that his movies make money and feature black storylines. Since he owns his own film studio and production company, he gets to pocket all revenue after distribution costs. He is known most for playing the character Madea, an aging black woman. Perry’s most-recent film starring Madea -- Madea Goes to Jail -- made $90.4 million at the box office in 2009.  His new movie (see above image)  Why Did I Get Married Too?, starring Janet Jackson, will be released April 2. (Image source: Lions Gate Entertainment)

Tyler Perry Tyler Perry is considered the ultimate example of filmmaking success in that his…