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Tyler Perry Makes History, Opens First Fully Black-Owned Studio in America

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The studio hosts 12 sound stages that are each dedicated to accomplished actors of colour, including; Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington and others. 

Congratulations are in order for ace American actor, writer, producer, and director, Tyler Perry, who just opened and launched a N90 billion film studio in Atlanta, GA, USA. Not only did he make himself proud, he is also breaking history by building the first fully black-owned studio in America.

The multi-talented actor shared the photos of the N90 billion 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.

A 330-acre former military base Fort McPherson located in Atlanta was acquired and converted into a studio by Perry in 2015.

50,000 square feet of the site is dedicated to standing permanent sets, including a replica of a luxury hotel lobby, a White House replica, a 16,000-square-foot mansion, a mock cheap hotel, a trailer park set, and a real 1950s-style diner.

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(1/2) Inside Tyler Perry Studios

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(2/2) Inside Tyler Perry Studios

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