Tyler Perry has made history by becoming the first African-American to open his own movie studio. The grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta brought out A-list celebrities and entertainment executives from all over, as has been seen in various articles and social media posts. However, what’s even more impressive is the work that he has planned to help others with the new property.
In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Tyler revealed that he has big plans to help those in need in ATL through a new compound he plans to build on the studio grounds.”You know, the studio’s gonna be what it is,” he said. “I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next is pulling this next phase off, is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced… somewhere on these 330 acres, where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient.”
His goal with the compound is to create a welcoming community where these people will live in nice apartments with daycare and other amenities to help them re-enter society. It’s an incredible vision and shows Tyler’s good heart and love of community. He has always been charitable and thinking of other people, creating jobs and opportunities for others, specifically for people of color. I can’t wait to see this dream become reality!
Watch Tyler talk about his plans below.