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Tyler Perry's 'House' amid labor controversy

Tyler Perry's television, stage and movie productions are popular with the churchgoing/gospel music audience in part because the writing relates to their everyday lives.

Now the writers have filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that four writers from "House of Payne" (Kellie Griffin, Christopher Moore, Teri Brown-Jackson and Lamont Ferrell) were unlawfully fired because they wanted the union involved in their contract negotiations with Perry's company.

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Meanwhile, Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson, Ruby Dee and Oprah Winfrey were among the thousands of guests at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Saturday night, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Outside the event, Writers Guild of America picketers chanted "Tyler Perry has no shame" to protest the firings of the writers.

Read about the weekend studio opening here.

Read The BUZZ's take on the controversy blackvoices.com.

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