Tyler Perry Studios is set to reopen in a limited capacity. A studio spokesperson says the changes will include temporary housing on-site for production crews and staff.
The news comes after a special meeting of the Fort McPherson Board of Directors was called and a resolution was passed to lease a small portion of the property in order to create temporary housing on the Tyler Perry Studios campus.
“The goal of resolution and agreement is to make sure that the talented staff and crews can be housed safely while getting people back to work during this unprecedented financial and health related crisis,” Fort Mac spokesman Mark Hayes said.
Media mogul Tyler Perry recently lost a crew member to COVID-19.
Charles Gregory was a hairstylist on set whom Perry described as “warm, loving and hilarious.”
Dear Black People,
Today it’s with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of one of our crew members. Mr. Charles Gregory was a hairstylist that had worked with us for many years. The man was warm, loving and hilarious. Continued: https://t.co/24WRTHPTeN pic.twitter.com/b1y2ZTy4DF
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) April 9, 2020
Perry owns the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios, located on the site of former U.S. Army military base Fort McPherson in East Point.
The studio holds 12 soundstages and 200 acres of green space.