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.
Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jay Z and Beyonce
La la Anthony
Oprah and Stedman
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Keshia Knight Pulliam
David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo
Cicely Tyson and guest
Blair Underwood and Desiree DaCosta
Terrence Howard and Mira Pak
Whoopi Goldberg and Alex Martin
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa
Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Waters
Michael Ealy and Khatira Rafiqzada
Kirk Franklin and Tammy Collins
Tamela Mann and David Mann
Ludacris and Eudoxie Bridges
Samuel L. Jackson
Kesha Ward and 2 Chainz
Lance Gross and Rebecca Jefferson
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy
Taraji P. Henson and Kelvin Hayden
Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson
Anita Baker and guest
Clintons and John Lewis
Andrew Young and Carolyn Young