Renowned superstars, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L Jackson and Halle Berry were present as Writer and director Tyler Perry officially launched his massive new film studio in Atlanta.

Other dignitaries that were present are Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson and others who helped Perry launch his new facility.

An interesting thing about the studio is that, it is a 134-hectare (330-acre) studio and one of the largest in the US, that once served as a Confederate army base.

“I think it’s pivotal in everything that we’ve done, everything that we’re doing still, that we continue to try to motivate and inspire people,” said Perry, who was once homeless.

Winfrey expressing her thoughts towards the new development showered encomiums on  praised Perry and said the new studio head was a force to be reckoned with.

Winfrey speaking further said, “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,”

Jackson revealed Perry’s vision as the key to his ascent. Jackson speaking further said, “This is more about Tyler the entrepreneur. The visionary. A guy who understands that ownership means that you can do what you want,”

One outstanding feature of the studio is that the Tyler Perry Studios has 12 soundstages, each named after a seminal black actor.

Source: The Guardian