Atlanta, GA (CTZNSIX)-
Hollywood Superstar Tyler Perry opened his mega-studio in Atlanta, Georgia with a star-studded welcome party fit for royalty.
The star-studded affair welcomed celebrities like Oprah, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Spike Lee, and others into the massive $250 Million studio to celebrate its opening.
You Can Do It Too
Perry’s studio opening put a smile on the hearts of millions of young black dreamers who have been raised in a society that hasn’t created too many stories like Perry’s. Tyler Perry saw much resistance along his journey including many people who were “uneasy” about his Madea character. Perry knew that he was being ignored by Hollywood but continued to use that energy to propel his journey.
“I clearly believe that I’m ignored in Hollywood, for sure, and that’s fine. I get it,” Perry told Gayle King on CBS This Morning. “My audience and the stories that I tell are African-American stories specific to a certain audience, specific to a certain group of people that I know, that I grew up, and we speak a language,” he added. “Hollywood doesn’t necessarily speak the language. A lot of critics don’t speak that language. So, to them, it’s like, ‘What is this?’”
Perry didn’t let the fear of being ignored by Hollywood slow down his journey. He knew his purpose and mission and now he has a studio big enough to not have to ever ask for anything. His new studio is the size of 3 major studios combined. 330 Acres with a possible 160 more on the way.
His studio shines a light of inspiration right outside of Atlanta. Many black creatives have already expressed how Perry’s new studio has inspired them:
Mr. Tyler Perry, my heart is filled with joy and praises to God for your many blessings. I just love what you do for sooooo many people. Continue to stand in your Godly walk. By the way, i am a retired educator, new here in Atlanta. I would have loved to have attended
— Carol Elaine (@CarolElaine16) October 7, 2019
Congratulations @tylerperry you are an inspiration to many. Indeed, you are the definition of from glory to glory.🙏🙏🙏🙏
— judie (@_JudieM) October 8, 2019
Tyler Perry is a genius he bought his own land & built his own production studios bigger than any Hollywood studio & he owns it 100% let’s wake up people
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) October 7, 2019
I didn’t think this needed to be said but almost any production company, film, or tv show can use Tyler Perry studios. It’s not exclusive to his work. Parts of Black Panther filmed at TP studios.
So yes it’s fucking cool a Black man owns the largest studio in the country.
— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) October 7, 2019
Fun Fact: The studio lots of Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, Fox and Sony could fit inside @TylerPerry’s studio lot at the same time – and there would still be 60 acres to spare. All on a former Confederate Army base. A stunning achievement that will echo through the generations. https://t.co/XCeXE09y77
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 6, 2019
Moral of the story: keep working hard on your passion and purpose then invite us to your studio opening as well.