The partnership was largely for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the OWN, Perry having had previous success in this department.
As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings.
Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott, and Tasha Smith appeared in the film.
Perry's 2008 film, Meet the Browns, released on March 21, opened at number 2 with a US$20.1 million weekend gross.
is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre.