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Last night in Atlanta, Black Hollywood came out and showed out in Atlanta for media mogul Tyler Perry and the debut of his new movie studio.

The 330-acre studio cost $250 million to build and is the only major film studio in the nation that is Black-owned. In addition, its twelve sound stages are named after notable black actors and actresses. In addition, Perry plans to open his studio for tours for school children by next summer and build a  3,000-seat theater for concerts and other events, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

“All I can equate it to is having a kid and you hope everyone thinks my baby is beautiful,” Perry, 50, told the newspaper.

On the red carpet, Perry’s dear friend Oprah Winfrey told the press that Perry was always ahead of the game, not waiting for traditional Hollywood to give him permission to make the films he wanted to male.

“He didn’t wait for other people to validate or to say you should go this way or that way. He said I’m going to create my own way and as we can see here, become a force for himself,” she told the Associated Press.

Like we said, folks from the likes of Beyonce, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Spike Lee to name a few, helped him christen “his baby.” So here’s a look at the beauty and boldness Black folks brought to honor Tyler Perry’s newest accomplishment.

Black Hollywood Came Out (And Showed Out) For The Debut Of Tyler Perry’s New ATL Movie Studio  was originally published on

1. Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

2. Beyonce

3. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

4. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

5. Rep. Maxine Waters & Sid Williams

Rep. Maxine Waters & Sid Williams

6. Viola Davis

Viola Davis

7. Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

8. Usher


9. Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

10. Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan

11. Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Waters

Michael Jai White and Gillian Iliana Waters

12. Terrance Howard

Terrance Howard

13. Jill Scott

Jill Scott

14. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish

15. Tika Sumpter & Nicholas James

Tika Sumpter & Nicholas James

16. Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

17. LaLa Anthony

LaLa Anthony

18. Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland Source:iOne

19. Angela Rye

Angela Rye Source:iOne

20. Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

21. Oprah & Steadman

Oprah & Steadman

22. Debbie Allen, Phylica Rashad &

Debbie Allen, Phylica Rashad &

23. Tamela and David Mann

Tamela and David Mann


25. Lance Gross

Lance Gross

26. Tina Knowles Lawson

Tina Knowles Lawson

27. Maxwell


28. Tina Knowles Lawson & Richard Lawson

Tina Knowles Lawson & Richard Lawson

29. Ludacris and Eudoxie

Ludacris and Eudoxie

30. Kyla Pratt

Kyla Pratt



33. Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

34. Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph

35. Bow Wow

Bow Wow



38. Colin Kaepernick & Nessa

Colin Kaepernick & Nessa

39. Patti Labelle

Patti Labelle




43. Whoopi Goldberg & Alex Martin

Whoopi Goldberg & Alex Martin

44. Monica