History was made, when Tyler Perry announced the opening of his studio which made it a first African-American owned movie studio called Tyler Perry Studios.
There were a number of Alist celebrities in attendance fromViola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish, to Beyoncé joined Tyler Perry at the grand opening of the studio.
The studio has 12 soundstages, all named after African American legends in the industry: Cicely Tyson, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belefonte, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and Diahann Carroll.
There are trailer parks, replica of White House, a hospital set, an airport terminal, a mock jumbo jet, a school and, a police station. There is also a 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.
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