Perry's Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

May 22, 2020

Tyler Perry is looking to reopen his 330-acre Atlanta-based mega studio soon, but other studios in Georgia are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light to return back to work.

Perry plans on restarting production at the Tyler Perry Studios complex in July, making it one of the first studios to domestically reopen after production was halted a few months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared that nonessential businesses could reopen in late April. Several productions companies and studios operate in Georgia. Frank Patterson, president of the Pinewood Studios says there’s “immense pressure” to get back to work, but the health of actors and crew is the priority.