ATLANTA, Ga. – Tyler Perry held an opening gala for his new massive film studio on Saturday, October 5.
“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,” Perry told The Associated Press as he shook hands with well-wishers.
Perry, being a man who once lived in his car, now owns one of the largest studios in the nation and there were plenty there to congratulate him. Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and others all helped Perry christen his new facility, a 330-acre (134-hectare) studio that once served as a Confederate army base.
The praise was not only felt from his celebrities friends at the gala but also from his fans via social media.