Tyler Perry launched his studios few weeks ago where 800 personally invited guest were present at the opening. The studios which combines all other Nollywood studios including, Disney, Warner Bros and Paramount becomes the largest studio in America occupying 330 acres making Tyler Perry to be the first Black to own this size of studio.
In reaction to this, Oprah took her Instagram page to appreciate Tyler Perry for the Iconic studios, “[Tyler Perry] you built the biggest studio in America, one that can fit all the other Hollywood studios combined and still have room to spare. You’ve also created a dream of hope and possibility for everyone to know that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can always do better when you’re aligned with the Divine. Thank you for the name of the sound stages. I love mine.”
According to Light Workers Perry’s intentionality of the movie studio’s location plays out in a few ways. In addition to it being a place of inspiration for the nearby neighborhoods, Perry is also extremely proud that his empire now rests on what used to be Fort McPherson—an old Confederate base.
“Think about the poetic justice in that,” Perry states. “The Confederate Army is fighting to keep Negroes enslaved in America, fighting, strategy, planning on this very ground. And now this very ground is owned by me.”
Perry also revealed in an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning that he is “most excited about” his plans to use part of the 330-acre studio to establish housing for women and girls who are victims of trafficking as well as LGBTQ youth that have been displaced.
“Having a compound that’s a beautiful place right here, somewhere on this 330 acres where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient,” he said. “They can live in nice apartments, there’s daycare, all of these wonderful things that allows them to re-enter society and then pay it forward again.”
During the opening, Tyler held a church service as part of the event where captured on his Instagram page “I couldn’t close the weekend without Jesus meeting us on the lawn at the Studio!! Having a full heart and a thankful soul to all that have prayed me all the way here.”
Attendees at the event were amazed as Tyler Perry shared stories of burying a Bible in the foundations of each sound-stage on the lot. Perry was quoted by attendees saying, “I wanted the very foundation of this studio to be built on the word of God.”
“I can’t explain how many icons were there to see history turn a page!” Bishop T.D. Jakes gushed. “It felt like all the ancestors were rejoicing at what God has done. I didn’t see anyone that didn’t have gratitude on their face!”
Source: Light Workers