Filmmaker Tyler Perry now controls most of the former Army post south of downtown and is planning a studio facility on 330 acres. A civilian authority has about 145 acres for potential future development of retail, residences, office space and other uses.
Tyler Perry has revealed that he’s opening a new Atlanta studio, four months after purchasing the closed Fort McPherson army base.
Perry announced his plans through posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts with a photo of a sign reading “The Future Home of Tyler Perry Studios.”
“4 months ago I bought Fort McPherson Army Base,” he wrote. “It’s the future home of the new Tyler Perry Studios. I’ll keep you posted on the progress, but just know that I’d like to thank all of you. From the 30 people who showed up for my first play 20 years ago, to the millions who stand with me faithfully today, ‘Thank you.’ This dream belongs to all of us. My prayer for you is that everything that you have sewn into my life will come back to you 100 fold. Here we grow again!!!”
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