Actor/Director/ Producer Tyler Perry has transformed the city of Atlanta into "Black Hollywood".
The media mogul opened a 330-acre filming complex worth $250 million in Fort McPherson.
The opening drew just about every major African-American star at the gala event Saturday including Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cicely Tyson, Sidney Poitier, director Ava DuVernay and Halle Berry.
The studio, which contains 12 sound stages named for esteemed black performers, was built on a site that served as a Confederate army base during the American Civil War.
Perry became the first African-American to open his own studio in 2006, which was at another location in Atlanta.
Since then, Perry has become a noted actor, producer and director, whose 20 films have grossed more than $900 million domestically.