The grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios which happened on October 5, 2019 will always remain a memorable day for Tyler Perry as it marked the celebration of the first ever fully black-owned film studio.
One thing that amazes me is the fact that it has no proprietary partners or corporate backing, it’s all owned by the filmmaker and actor known by his popular character, Madea.
The $250m studios which scooped up some 330 acres of former U.S. Army base Fort McPherson which was bought for $30 million, has a replica White House which is being used in the production of BET show “The Oval.”
It also has trailer parks, a hospital set, a mock jumbo jet, an airport terminal, a trailer park, and even a suburban subdivision. In the works elsewhere is a half-mile, six-lane highway Perry is building for car chases and drag races, as well as backlots that could be used for scenes based in urban Europe.
It was also learnt that not all the 300-plus acres will be used for film production; there are plans to bring a facility to the site to help human trafficking victims within the next few years.
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