Tyler Perry wants everyone to know he doesn't utilize the common industry practice of writers rooms, which of course provide a rewarding creative atmosphere wherein even the most singular of writing voices can tap into the power of collaborative support.
"So, I don't know if you know this, but all shows on television have a writers room," Perry said in an Instagram and Twitter-shared video showing a stack of scripts."And, most of the time, there are 10 people or 12 or whatever that write on these television shows. Well, I have no writers room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all. Why am I telling you this? I wrote all of these scripts by myself in 2019. Work ethic!"
While some found this to be an inspirational bit of info from the Haves and the Have Nots creator, others took a more critical tone, pointing out the power that Perry boasts when it comes to potentially hiring burgeoning writers. The very idea of the writers room and its importance in the traditional TV structure was also noted by a number of people, many of whom are themselves writers:
Perry's Oprah Winfrey Network series, the aforementioned Haves and Have Nots, returns to TV for its seventh season on Tuesday. Later this month, the first Perry movie to be released by Netflix will be available. Titled A Fall From Grace, the Perry-helmed drama stars Crystal Fox and Phylicia Rashad.