Actor, writer, producer and director, Tyler Perry’s $250 million studios opened over the weekend and it had the biggest names in entertainment industry in attendance.
The business and entertainment mogul shared the photos of the studio on his Instagram page and revealed that the sound stages in the studio are dedicated to film legends of colour, including Whoopi Goldberg, will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, to mention only a few.
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A 330-acre former military base Fort McPherson located in Atlanta was acquired and converted into a studio by Perry in 2015.
The complex is larger than Paramount, Warner Bros and Walt Disney’s Burbank studios combined.
Perry is the first African American to own a studio outright — no corporation or partners are involved in the venture. He even mapped out the plans for the complex on his own: “If I hadn’t gone into entertainment, I would have been an architect.”
There’s a replica of the White House for his upcoming presidential television series “The Oval”, a hospital, jail, an airliner, an airport terminal, trailer park and a suburban subdivision.
Watch a video of the studio below.