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Tyler Perry opens $250 million filming complex in Atlanta

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.


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