Tyler Perry Studios is open for business. Pulling out all the stops, Perry had his grand opening of his new studios in Atlanta, Georgia, ending with a Sunday gospel brunch. Even former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was there.
Tyler Perry Invited Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce & Jay Z, Halle Berry, Spike Lee and More
Invitations to the grand opening of Perry’s event was granted to hundreds of A-listers. Of course black hollywood showed out, including Oprah Winfrey and Cecily Tyson. Also in attendance was Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Ava DuVernay, Beyonce, Jay Z and many more.
Opening the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta makes Perry the first and only African American to own a major movie studio in the United States.
Buidling on his $1 Billion Empire, Perry is truly the man of the hour. Bigger than Warner Brothers Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Studios combined, Tyler Perry Studios is more than 330 acres!
Adding to the opening was a gospel brunch on Sunday. Delivering a powerful sermon was Bishop T. D. Jakes. Also at the Sunday gospel brunch was Greg Kirkland Jr. leading the SEEit Choir, according to Essence.
Gonna Do Some Name Dropping Now…
In this epic tribute to black America, I could name drop all day. Not only was Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Kelly Williams there, but so was Iyanla Vanzant, Samuel L. Jackson and Vanessa Williams.
Want some more? Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Gail King and Terrence Howard. Not to go on and on, but so was Phylicia Rashad, Anita Baker, Nicole Ari Parker and Usher. O.K., I’m going to stop now, you get the picture.
Purchasing the lot in 2015 for $30 Million, Tyler wanted to pay tribute and just say ‘Thank You’ to all those black celebrities for their work in the industry. Honoring them, he named some of his soundstages after them.
Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Halle Berry Honored With Buildings Named After Them
“I was at Paramount…walking through looking at all of the buildings there and none of them are named after an African American.”
“I wanted all of these people who have done so much incredible work in this business to know that I see you, we see you, we love you and appreciate you”
Some of the A-List stars that were honored with buildings named after them were Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Halle Berry.
After all the festivities were over, Tyler Perry Tweeted –
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.
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