Tyler Perry on the "poetic justice" of building new studio on former Confederate Army base

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King went behind the scenes at Tyler Perry’s historic 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta. The site features a dozen soundstages named after black icons in Hollywood. Perry is the creative force behind 22 movies, 20 plays and eight TV shows. The 50-year-old writer, director and actor told King what inspires him to think big.

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  • 360 MAGAZINE
    360 MAGAZINE  14 hours back

    Beautiful story.

    • ade paul
      ade paul  17 hours back

      Every disappointed is blessing . This is a cornerstone story . Amazing story

      • GentleGiant1000
        GentleGiant1000  23 hours back

        I just pray he has the right team in place so that if something happens to him they understand the importance of keeping this thing in our community and not selling it for a few quick dollars

        • David Wright
          David Wright  1 days back

          Well weather black or white seems every one has to work hard , maybe it's not all about money for everyone and maybe it is.

          • rhoda johnson
            rhoda johnson  1 days back

            Could not have been done by a better person. He finessed that so professionally .

            • jayjayart1
              jayjayart1  1 days back

              Such a humble person respects to him

              • Ponch On the 1s and 2s

                Appreciate his grind and goal and haha to the haters mission set and done let’s continue..

                • vybzkartel
                  vybzkartel  2 days back

                  Do not like the statement, " Before he brought Hollywood to Atlanta " he brought Perry's Studios to Atlanta!

                  • ICT Trainer
                    ICT Trainer  2 days back

                    Blacks with entertainment mind and just that!

                    • Pabzino Bree
                      Pabzino Bree  3 days back

                      This interview touched me

                      • Katia Lemos
                        Katia Lemos  3 days back

                        He could give God the Glory, but he told her all his success is because of his hard work and pain . I don't care how hard he work, and how much pain he went through it ,if wasn't for God's Grace, Favor in his life none of this had happened.

                        • Rochelle Young
                          Rochelle Young  4 days back

                          Dag he almost made me cry

                          • Diane Taylor
                            Diane Taylor  4 days back


                            • Top Quality
                              Top Quality  4 days back

                              Wouldn't it be nice for all those who pave the road to see this ? www.kelleyconsultingfirm.com Raleigh NC HR and Compliance

                              • Nu Woman
                                Nu Woman  4 days back

                                He's amazing I pray that he always stays close to God and remains this humble💞

                                • Derrick Dow
                                  Derrick Dow  5 days back

                                  if you build it they will come.!!

                                  • Christa
                                    Christa  6 days back

                                    Tyler Perry gets 10 thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                    • tifffany24
                                      tifffany24  6 days back

                                      ATL AKA WAKANDA 😜

                                      • Ukho Dingela
                                        Ukho Dingela  6 days back

                                        We will continue to support you in everything you do #i m proud to be black ,you motivate me in so many levels

                                        • Vincent Rutley
                                          Vincent Rutley  7 days back

                                          So proud to see this. This inspies me to go for it! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

                                          • GearrahHereMan
                                            GearrahHereMan  1 weeks back

                                            Tyler is very inspiring. It is amazing what he has done! Awesome how much his son means to him.

                                            • NHaezer
                                              NHaezer  1 weeks back

                                              The interviewer is very good and smooth. She draws Tyler into his emotions and made him tear up and then took him out soon with laughter. All without looking obvious.

                                              • Joy Muse
                                                Joy Muse  1 weeks back

                                                Very inspirational I love it and I was the 444k person that viewed this clip thank you universe 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊💖💖💖💖💖

                                                • Layonie Jae
                                                  Layonie Jae  1 weeks back

                                                  So beautiful!!!!!!! What an amazing person Tyler Perry is, wow just wow!!! ❤️

                                                  • KiRMett
                                                    KiRMett  1 weeks back

                                                    Can we get our Chappelle Show back now?

                                                    • Raniesha Baker
                                                      Raniesha Baker  1 weeks back

                                                      Tyler is a beautiful person.

                                                      • Jonathan Whitehead
                                                        Jonathan Whitehead  1 weeks back

                                                        Love the enthusiasm and the achievement however For mcpherson was established after the civil war in 1867 to house federal troops it was not a Confederate comman post.

                                                        • Snake Pliskin
                                                          Snake Pliskin  1 weeks back

                                                          That’s hella boss. He’s paid his dues in that dress

                                                          • Sandra Johnson
                                                            Sandra Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                            Congratulations Mr.Tylor Perry, GOD bless you, and pray that GOD continually bless you with dreams that inspires others to dream and make their dreams into their reality . Look to our heavenly father all ways . Take care!!!

                                                            • 18inchestheComedian
                                                              18inchestheComedian  1 weeks back

                                                              Thank you for making positive impacts on humanity my fellow Human Being. HBFAMILY ❤☮☯️🌐

                                                              • mike
                                                                mike  1 weeks back

                                                                It takes a great deal of strength to build something from a vision. Most people can't do it out of laziness .

                                                                • Lovejazz01
                                                                  Lovejazz01  2 weeks back

                                                                  As Crystal Fox so eliquintly said at Tyler Perry's recent Hollywood star ceremony, " from a car, to a star!" " From a car, to a star!" Mike drop! 🎤🎤🎥🎥📽📽👏🏾😁

                                                                  • Evan Brinton
                                                                    Evan Brinton  2 weeks back

                                                                    Those damn white people keeping the brother down.

                                                                    • Evan Brinton
                                                                      Evan Brinton  2 weeks back

                                                                      Yeah yeah yeah. Blah blah blah.

                                                                      • Rosie W
                                                                        Rosie W  2 weeks back

                                                                        Perry's power move.

                                                                        • Dion Carter
                                                                          Dion Carter  2 weeks back

                                                                          Baby welcome to Parenthood my son fifteen I speak positive things in his life everyday

                                                                          • Steaven Mckenzie
                                                                            Steaven Mckenzie  2 weeks back

                                                                            Man, a father's love. I feel you so much man. Much more respect for Tyler.

                                                                            • Joshua David Newmark
                                                                              Joshua David Newmark  2 weeks back

                                                                              TP deserves everything he's getting. Hard working, loves everyone. ❤️

                                                                              • jonesynahmeen
                                                                                jonesynahmeen  2 weeks back

                                                                                198 dislikes?

                                                                                • Vivian Muliira
                                                                                  Vivian Muliira  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Well done Mr Perry. Demons are disliking this video

                                                                                  • Eazy Wilborn
                                                                                    Eazy Wilborn  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Black Hollywood studios . Big props to Mr.Perry

                                                                                    • king Fazan Ajo
                                                                                      king Fazan Ajo  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Thank God for social media, at least I can say congratulations to this man that deserve the world applauds

                                                                                      • Isaiah Charles
                                                                                        Isaiah Charles  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Just a No Go for me

                                                                                        • Themilio xperience
                                                                                          Themilio xperience  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Full support for Tyler Perry I appreciate how tranquil and humble yet bold and confident he is! Powerful! Love the story about his son and the realization that nobody spoke to him like a person as a child! Power in words bro! Heartfelt❤️

                                                                                          • Inspiration13
                                                                                            Inspiration13  3 weeks back

                                                                                            You are a great inspiration

                                                                                            • Johann Black
                                                                                              Johann Black  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Perfect transition by Gayle @05:56....that was just masterful recognising the moment and how Tyler was struggling and change to something he'd feel more comfortable...

                                                                                              • King Solo
                                                                                                King Solo  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Atlanta’s hollywood 🙌🏼‼️

                                                                                                • Grim Reafer
                                                                                                  Grim Reafer  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  Dislikes are from Confederate flag owners.