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    Filmmaker Tyler Perry opened his new Atlanta studio headquarters this weekend - with a little help from a few of his famous friends.
    Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Hank Aaron and Whitney Houston were some of the celebrities on hand Saturday to help the "Medea" creator unveil Tyler Perry Studios.


    Perry told the Associated Press he once considered leaving the city due to complaints about his old studio location, which was near a residential area. But the "Family That Preys" director said that Atlanta "is home for me."
    The mogul will shoot his movies and TV programs "Meet the Browns" and "House of Payne" at the 200,000-square-foot complex, located in Delta Airlines' old Atlanta headquarters.


    However, the studio's opening ceremony was marked by controversy. Several members of the Writers Guild of America picketed the event, claiming that Perry fired four "House of Payne" writers for their union activity.
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    I'm in Atlanta and they were talking about this on the radio this morning. I'm glad Tyler found a way to stay in Atlanta.
    He has studios dedicated to Ruby Dee/Ozzie Davis, Cecily Tyson and Sidney Poitier.
    Very cool how he put it all together.

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    Even though I don't particularly care for his movies, I do appreciate his entrepreneurial accomplishments. I say good luck and much success to him.

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    I'm not a fan of his movies either, but I do like his tv series House of Payne ... so good for him and I wish him the best of luck.

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    How surprising that he called it the "Tyler Perry Studios" All his productions have his name in them, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    How surprising that he called it the "Tyler Perry Studios" All his productions have his name in them, too.
    I know, right. He's just too arrogant for my taste.
    Congrats to him, though. You can't put a man down for working and actually making it.

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    I don't mind. He probably did it initially to get his name out there, a smart move because no one else did it. It was also gutsy, because if something bombed, his name was noticeably tied to it. Now I think he does it just because he always has and people sort of expect it. It's his signature.

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    I am a white suburban housewife who absolutely enjoys Tyler Perry's movies. If you have time catch Madea's Family Reunion.

    Good for him. I like how he's keeping in Atlanta and not Hollywood.

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    I don't blame him one bit for wanting to stay in Atlanta.

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    I love the color of the room he's sitting in.
    Why Did I Get Married? is my fave film of his. It's so raw and hilarious at the same time.

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