Tyler Perry

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Film producer and Atlanta resident Tyler Perry recently celebrated the opening of his new studios with a black-tie event Saturday evening. The new facility is located on the grounds of the historic former Fort McPherson Army base.

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Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law.

Tyler Perry Joins New BET Video Streaming Service

Jun 27, 2019
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Tyler Perry Studios is partnering with Viacom and BET to launch a new streaming service.

BET+ will feature on-demand video streaming for subscribers, as well as new projects from Perry.

"The Credits"

Atlanta is nicknamed the "Hollywood of the South." Kalena Boller is an Atlanta-based location manager on major film and television projects. She decided to launch "The Credits" podcast, now on GPB, to tell the stories of the hardworking people who are are behind the cameras.

Atlanta-based director and actor Tyler Perry is prolific in stage, television and big-screen projects.

Many are produced at Tyler Perry Studios at Atlanta's former Fort MacPherson.

I sat down with Perry to discuss his latest film "Boo! A Madea Halloween."

Rickey Bevington: Tyler Perry, thank you for joining me.

Tyler Perry: Thank you for having me here Rickey. I appreciate it very much. This is very NPR (laughs).