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Tyler Perry becomes the first African American to own a major film studio

Tyler Perry becomes the first African American to own a major film studio
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Perry at the Studio Opening

On October 5th, the award-winning writer and producer who has filmed 8 television shows, 22 movies, and 20 plays became the first African American to own a major film studio, the 330-acre film studio is located in Atlanta. The major motion picture studio includes 40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space, and a diverse back lot.

The studio is the largest film complex in the America, larger than the Burbank California lot owned by the Warner Brothers., Paramount and Walt Disney Studios combined. Additionally, the eponymous film studio will provide a safe haven for homeless women, displaced LGBTQ youth and sex trafficking victims

Hollywood A-listers such as Beyoncé , Oprah Winfrey and director Spike Lee  joined Perry to celebrate the grand opening of the studio in Atlanta, congratulated on Sunday night

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