This weekend, iconic actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry made history. He became the first black person to own a major film studio with the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 330-acre landmark studio features 12 sound-stages named after influential black acts, including Denzel Washington, the late Dihann Carroll, and Oprah Winfrey, among others.
The historic gala drew the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis and lots more. Black Excellence was definitely at it’s finest.
Check out photos from the grand opening below:
Photo Credit: @tylerperry