saintclaire87 (saintclaire87) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Tyler Perry Makes History With The Opening of His New Film Studio

On Saturday, Tyler Perry debuted his new Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Perry made history as the only Black man to own a major movie studio in the U.S.

Perry invited many of his celebrity friends and frequent collaborators. The guest list included: Oprah Winfrey, Cecily Tyson, Taraji P. Henson, Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish, Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Halle Berry, and more.

The studio sits on over 330 acres and it used to be a Confederate Army Base. Perry said that he dedicated each of the 12 sound stages to a Black person who’s made strides in Hollywood, including the late Diahann Carroll.

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Tags: ava duvernay, beyoncé, black celebrities, comedy / comedian, film director, halle berry, jay-z, oprah, samuel l. jackson, taraji p henson, tiffany haddish

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