Tyler Perry Opens 330-Acre Studio, With Star-Studded Worship Service

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Influential Hollywood producer, director, comedian, writer, and actor Tyler Perry opened his new sprawling 330-acre headquarters in Atlanta over the weekend, closing the festivities with a star-studded worship service.

Perry’s impressive event was attended by major names in Hollywood entertainment, such as Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Cecily Tyson, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, and Gladys Knight, among others.

Tyler purchased a portion of Fort McPherson back in 2015. The brand-new Tyler Perry Studios is now one of the largest in the entire country. He told the Atlanta Journal Constitution he plans to fill out the massive complex even more, adding restaurants and retail shops as times goes on, hoping to turn the sprawling space into a destination for tourists and locals.

Tyler Perry Studios is now one of the largest in the entire country. He told the Atlanta Journal Constitution he plans to fill out the massive complex even more, adding restaurants and retail shops as times goes on, hoping to turn the sprawling space into a destination for tourists and locals.

Perry has big plans for the complex. In addition to the sound stages, the director hopes to also add retail shops and restaurants to make the headquarters a tourist destination. He also intends to use a portion of the land to create a crisis center for survivors of human trafficking. Perry estimates the projects will take 36 months to complete.

Earlier this year, Perry thanked God for his success that has helped other black actors in a speech at the BET Awards.

“When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young black kids could see that a black man did that, and they can do it too,” he said.

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