Unique, mark swinton Has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming at Tyler Perry Studio, In his expanded role, Swinton will oversee the creative department which includes current programming, casting and development. Acting as head of screenplay, Swinton reports to TPS’s Chief Operating Officer, Robert A. Boyd II. He will also continue to write, produce and direct.
Swinton is a film, television and theater writer, producer and director working in the entertainment industry with TPS for the past 14 years. During that time, he has produced several of Perry’s shows that are currently on-air, including Oval, Sistaso And Cruel on condition, bruhu bet+ on young dylan on Nickelodeon. He serves as an executive producer, writer and director on BET. Payne’s House And assisted Living.
On the film side, he has produced several features including nobody’s Fool With Whoopi Goldberg and Tiffany Haddish, dryness With Taraji P Henson, and Boo 2! a maddy halloween in which Perry starred and became the number one film in the US during its release. He also produced Netflix fall from grace And TPS’s latest release A Medea Homecoming” which recently premiered on Netflix. Swinton is also a veteran director who has been behind the camera of such television shows as House of Payne, Assisted Living, The Paynes, Love to Neighbor, For Better or Worse And Bruh.
Before joining TPS, Swinton was a writer on ABC’s animated sitcom proud family and UPN second time around. Also a skilled playwright and stage director, Swinton was the winner of the 2002 NAACP Theater Award for Best Director and the 2002 NAACP Theater Award for Best Playwright. Swinton’s original works include Song of Ephraim, Black Olive, Sugarbread Sweet, Keep Moving On, and exciting stage drama Autumn. his urban music U dont know me Was nominated for seven NAACP Theater Awards, winning four of them. Swinton was Stan Lathan’s assistant director on the Tony Award-winning show, Def Poetry Jam, on Broadway.
Before entering the industry, Swinton spent ten years as a theater and film teacher. He founded the Stephen and Carrie Odell Theater Arts Academy in Los Angeles and The Youth Arts Initiative, an after-school program for at-risk youth.