Tyler Perry Decoded: The Deals, the Brand, the Influence

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JANET JACKSON’S ACTING CAREER  Before she was a world-renowned singer/performer with over 100 million records sold, Jackson was a young actress, appearing on various television shows in the 70s and 80s. Although she played leading lady roles in 1993’s Poetic Justice and 2000’s Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Hollywood took a backseat to her music career until Perry brought her out of retirement for 2007’s Why Did I Get Married?, which grossed over $55 million. The pair teamed up twice more for Why Did I Get Married Too? ($60 million) and For Colored Girls ($37 million). Now, Ms. Jackson is following in Perry’s profitable footsteps, recently signing a development and production deal with Lionsgate for future films of her own.

JANET JACKSON’S ACTING CAREER Before she was a world-renowned singer/performer with over 100…