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Entertainment » Tyler Perry to equip studio with homeless shelter for women, LBGTQ (video)

Tyler Perry to equip studio with homeless shelter for women, LBGTQ (video)

Tyler Perry. (Photo: Terry Shropshire for Steed Media)

Tyler Perry Studios is not only a spectacular expanse on 330 acres of a former Confederate Army base near downtown Atlanta. It is now known as the biggest moviemaking studio in America that is larger than Paramount, MGM and Disney combined.

But there is more. In addition to being the place where “The Haves and the Have Nots,” Black Panther and “The Walking Dead” were filmed, Tyler Perry told Gayle King of “CBS This Morning” that he plans to open a portion of his studios to the down and out in society.

“I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next. Pulling this next phase off is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, and LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced – and having a compound that is a beautiful place, right here on these 330 acres where they are trained in the business. And they become self-sufficient,” Perry told King.

“They live in nice apartments, there’s daycare – all of these wonderful things that allow them to re-enter society, and then pay it forward again. So that’s what I hope to do soon.”

Check out the complete Perry interview with King below.

Also, check out Whoopi Goldberg, whom Perry named one of his massive sound stages after, marvel over the weekend experience at America’s biggest studio complex.