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A behind-the-scenes look at how Tyler Perry Studios is reshaping Hollywood

(CNN)Strolling about the 330 acres of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia is like stepping back in time.Or into the future. It just depends on what production is happening on the lot at the moment.When Perry opened the sprawling development last month, complete with 12 sound stages and a scaled down version of the White House (more on that later), he made history as the first studio fully owned by an African American and helped cement Atlanta as a major player in the entertainment industry.Atlanta for years has been referred to by many as "Black Hollywood" or "Hollywood of the South" -- in large part due to Perry.Each of his sound stages is named after esteemed African-American stars like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington.The grand ope ...
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