Michelle B. Robichaud, ACT1 Theatrical, and Steven C. West, Executive Producers, UCP present the feature film version of Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion. Director Richard Grande (Blackout) also serves as an Executive Producer. This is the first feature film produced by UCP.
Tyler Perry is a multiple Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated writer, director, producer and comedian. His films have been major box office hits, and include the top-grossing films of all time, I Can Do Bad All By Myself and Why Did I Get Married?. His films have been honored by the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and the SAG Awards. The films have grossed more than $4 billion worldwide. Tyler Perry is the author of four best-selling novels, including Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and four historical novels, including The Babymaker and A Tale of 2 Johns. He is also the founder of the Tyler Perry Studios. Through the studios, he has produced and directed such films as If God Is Willing and Da Willie Way, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and Madea's Family Reunion.
ACT1 Theatrical is an independent company based in the Boston area that develops and produces original musicals for the U.S. and international markets. ACT1's current musicals include Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin and Jekyll & Hyde. ACT1 opened on March 9, 2017 to rave reviews, is now playing in more than 100 U.S. cities, and has produced two sold-out national tours. Aladdin and Jekyll & Hyde are currently playing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Bullets Over Broadway opened on Broadway November 10, 2016 to rave reviews and has been extended through August 30, 2017. Aladdin is currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway and Jekyll & Hyde will close on Broadway September 4, 2017.
The partnership with the Perry family in bringing this film to life is the result of a long relationship. UCP has a first look deal with Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) and UCP is developing a robust slate of films for TPS. The partnership with TPS allows UCP to enter the broad comedy genre, which is TPS's natural habitat. 827ec27edc