As president, Ozzie oversees all facets of the studio including feature films, television shows, and stage play productions. In this role, Ozzie manages the Tyler Perry Studios vision "A Place Where Even Dreams Believe," intertwining worlds through story telling and family friendly entertainment, while inspiring audiences with real-life and thought provoking issues.
In addition to Ozzie’s duties as president of Tyler Perry Studios, he has produced numerous films and hit television shows for Perry. Films produced include For Colored Girls, Madea's Big Happy Family, Good Deeds, Madea's Witness Protection, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Peeples, Single Mom's Club and A Madea Christmas.
For Colored Girls received honors at the NAACP Image Awards including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Kimberly Elise, Outstanding Directing for a Motion Picture/Television Movie for Tyler Perry, and Outstanding Motion Picture. At the 2011 BET Awards For Colored Girls received top honors with Best Picture.
Ozzie is the executive producer of numerous hit television series under Perry, including Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Meet the Browns, The Tyler Perry Show, and Tyler Perry's House of Payne. In 2012 and 2013, House of Payne received four NAACP Image Awards including Best Comedy Series.
Ozzie also heads up 34th Street films, a Tyler Perry Production arm that discovered the film, Precious while at the Sundance Film Festival and produced the movie For Colored Girls and Peeples under this banner.
Prior to assuming duties for Perry as president of Tyler Perry Studios, Ozzie began his career in 1995 with Warner Bros. in Burbank, California. He worked for Bright Kauffman Crane Productions on the sets of NBC's Veronica's Closet and Jessie along with one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, Emmy Award winning Friends.
Then from 1999 to 2005, Ozzie worked professionally for two of the most successful entertainers from Hollywood's A‐list, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Next, Areu worked with Daytime Emmy Award winner Ellen Degeneres and then right into working for Perry in 2006.