Tyler Perry to Present on Oscar® Show

Beverly Hills, CA (February 25, 2010) — Playwright-turned-actor-producer-director Tyler Perry will present at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. This will be Perry’s first appearance on the show.

Perry, who is the driving force behind Tyler Perry Studios, writes, produces and directs films in which he also often performs. Perry wrote, produced and starred in “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005. His subsequent film credits include “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Meet the Browns,” “The Family That Preys” and “I Can Do Bad All by Myself.”  “Why Did I Get Married Too?” is scheduled to be released in April. Perry also created and directs two current television series, “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns.” 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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