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What an AWESOME event and accomplishment … Tyler Perry Studios celebrated its grand opening with a who’s who of Hollywood mega-stars and Atlanta elite at a star-studded gala. The 330-acre filming complex at the former home of Fort McPherson officially opened its doors Saturday as the only major film studio in the nation owned by an African-American. The event was on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 330-acre studio cost $250 million to build, and according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, “is the only major film studio in the nation owned by an African American.” Its twelve sound stages are named after notable black actors and actresses.

The property was once used as a training ground for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Originally founded in 1885, the paper explains the grounds were named after “the highest-ranking Union officer killed in the Civil war” – Maj. Gen. James McPherson.

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Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jay Z and Beyonce

Beyonce

Kelly Rowland

Michelle Williams

La la Anthony

Halle Berry

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Oprah and Stedman

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Tina Knowles

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Taraji P. Henson

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Monica

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Patti LaBelle

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Tiffany Haddish

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Ava DuVernay

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Gladys Knight

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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon

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Kyla Pratt

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Tika Sumpter

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

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 Jill Scott 

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Jazmine Sullivan

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Cookie Johnson

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Gayle King

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Kym Whitley

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Jenifer Lewis

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Vanessa Williams

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David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo

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Cicely Tyson and guest

: Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta

 Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta 

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Terrence Howard and Mira Pak

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Whoopi Goldberg and Alex Martin

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Colin Kaepernick and Nessa

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Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Waters

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Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada

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Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins

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Tamela Mann and David Mann

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Ludacris and Eudoxie Bridges

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Usher

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Chris Tucker

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Maxwell

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Tyrese Gibson

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Kesha Ward and 2 Chainz

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Lance Gross and Rebecca Jefferson

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Jeannie Mai and Jeezy

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Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden

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Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson

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Loni Love

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Gabourey Sidibe

Storm Reid

Anita Baker and guest

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Jermaine Dupri

Spike Lee 

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Clintons and John Lewis

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Andrew Young and Carolyn Young

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