Tyler Perry set to receive CinemCon award

MUMBAI: Tyler Perry will receive the CinemaCon Visionary Award at the next month‘s theatre owners convention in Las Vegas. To be held between 28 to 31 March.

"I am so pleased to be recognized with this award from CinemaCon," Perry said in a statement. "The success of the industry depends on whether exhibitors can see movies through fans eyes, and anticipate what they want. I‘m honored to be receiving this honor from the exhibitors who have helped me provide a great movie-going experience to my fans from the beginning," Perry is quoted to have said.

Added Lionsgate Motion Picture Division president Joe Drake, "Tyler is the very definition of a visionary. He has literally created everything he has based on a vision that was uniquely his, and one that he worked tirelessly to bring to life despite all kinds of barriers. We are so proud to be in business with Mr. Perry, who couldn‘t be more deserving of this honor."

Perry is an African-American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author and songwriter. Already a successful artiste in Southern theatre, Perry began to make national celebrity status in 2005 with the release of his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

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