Filmmaker Tyler Perry invited hundreds of celebrities to the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5.
The director, screenwriter, actor, producer, and playwright became the first Black man in history to own a major movie studio in the US, Essence reported. Perry purchased the 330-acre lot back in 2015, which is located on the former army base Fort McPherson, according to news station WBNS.
“When I came here in 1992, I came with a dream,” Perry said in an interview with WBNS in the week before the event. “I’m looking at everything I’ve dreamed and more to come to pass. It just reminds me. I just thought this was the Promised Land and that sign reminded me of that every time I pass it. The studio is a reminder as well.”
The $250 million studio has filmed movies in Tyler Perry’s Madea series and…
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