Media Mogul Tyler Perry Makes History With Major Film Studio

Media Mogul Tyler Perry Makes History With Major Film Studio


. TYLER PERRY MAKES HISTORY. BECOMING THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO OWN A MAJOR FILM STUDIO. WE SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT HIS JOURNEY AND GO BEHIND THE SCIENCE OF ONE OF THE LARGEST FILM COMPLEXES IN THE COUNTRY. Reporter: THE STAR STUDDED GRAND OPENING OF HIS NEW FILM STUDIO IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR TYLER PERRY. EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE FOR THE LAST FIVE, SEVEN MOVIES HAVE BEEN DONE HERE. Reporter: THE LAND THAT IS NOW TYLER PERRY STUDIOS SITS ON 330 ACRES. THERE IS EVEN A REPLICA OF THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE HE FILM HIS NEW SHOW THE OVAL. THIS IS THE OVAL OFFICE. Reporter: BEFORE PERRY BROUGHT HOLLYWOOD TO ATLANTA, THIS WAS ONCE A MILITARY BASE. A CONFEDERATE STRONG HOLD. THE PROPERTY THAT SLAVES BUILT, THAT WAS ONCE A CONFEDERATE ARMY BASE, THINK ABOUT THE POETIC JUSTICE IN THAT. THE CONFEDERATE ARMY IS FIGHTING TO KEEP NEGROSEN SLAVED ON THIS GROUND AND NOW IT’S OWNED BY ME. Reporter: IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR PERRY WHO OVERCAME ABUSE DURING HIS CHILDHOOD. AT ONE POINT HE LOST EVERYTHING INCLUDING HIS HOME. NOW HIS RIDE TO WORK IS A REMINDER OF HOW FAR HE HAS COME. WHAT DID THAT MEAN TO YOU TO SEE THAT ON THE HIGHWAY IT’S A HIGH WAY SIGN. IT WAS NEXT TO SILVAN ROAD AND I MOVED OFF THERE AND THEN TO SEE MY NAME. PEOPLE KNOW YOUR STORY. WERE YOU HOMELESS. YOU SLEPT IN YOUR CAR. WHAT KIND OF CAR WAS IT GEO METRO. PRETTY TOUGH. ACT ABOUT THE SIZE OF THIS CHAIR. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOU THAT YOU DO REALLY WELL AND YOU ARE PROUD OF I WORKED VERY HARD. I — THIS — THIS ENTIRE TRIP OF TELLING STORIES WAS BORN OUT OF PAIN. BORN OUT OF HEARTACHE. BORN OUT OF BEING ABUSED KID WHO COULD GO INSIDE HIS HEAD AND CREATE A WORLD AND IMAGINATION. AND IT SEEMS LIKE ARE YOU JUST GETTING STARTED. YEAH. DOES IT FEEL LIKE THAT TO YOU YEAH. AT 28 I WENT INTO THIS SHELL BECAUSE I STARTED TOURING DOING 300 SOMETHING SHOWS A YEAR. SOMEWHERE AROUND 44, 45 I CAME OUT OF IT. I GO WAIT A MINUTE. WHERE DID ALL THOSE YEARS AGO NOW I FEEL LIKE I’M STILL 35. I FEEL LIKE I’M JUST GETTING STARTED. AT 50 PERRY SAID THAT HE HAS LEARNED TO DREAM BIGGER ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. THE NEXT PART OF TYLER PERRY STUDIOS INCLUDES A COMPOUND WHERE TRAFFICKED WOMEN AND DISPLACED LGBTQ YOUTH CAN STAY. HE SAID HE IS JUST GETTING STARTED. DOING THIS AT 120. AT THE LATE RATE HE IS GOING .

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