The writers of Tyler Perry's House of Payne need your support.
To the public Tyler Perry is the model of self-made success. His sit-com"House of Payne" is the highest-rated sit-com in the history of basic cable. He signed a deal with TBS for $200 million and sold the syndicated rights to MyNetwork for $100 million. He has won NAACP Image Awards for the much-needed diversity his films and TV shows bring to the screen.
But Tyler Perry doesn't do it all himself. We are writers who have helped "House of Payne" become the success that it is. We have written over 100 episodes of "House of Payne" in just 2 seasons and received compensation well below industry standards, no health care benefits and no residuals.
When we asked to be treated as professionals and receive minimums and benefits protected by a WGA contract, Tyler Perry illegally fired us.
Please send this letter to let Tyler Perry know that the members of the Writers Guild of America support our efforts to win fairness and respect.
We thank you for your support.