Tyler Perry has opened a new movie and television studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tyler Perry Studios opening ceremony took place on Saturday with R&B singer Mary J Blige entertaining the audience, which included celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Sidney Poitier, Hank Aaron and Forest Whitaker.
The new multimillion-dollar studio is housed on 30 acres in southwest Atlanta , and contains over 200,000 square feet of studio and office space. It is located in an area which was once home to Delta Airlines finance, reservation and computer center.
Perry had considered leaving Atlanta after neighbors complained about the noise and traffic in his old studio location near downtown.
"I was thinking about leaving at one point, but this is home for me," Perry told reporters.
Perry will shoot his TBS sitcoms "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns" at the new Tyler Perry Studios.
Cameras caught up with Will Smith at the opening ceremony of Tyler Perry Studios. View video below.