Tyler Perry Opens First Black-Owned Movie Studio Tyler Perry opened his new movie studio in grand fashion on Saturday night in Atlanta. The studio is the first black owned movie studio. Celebrities like, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and more were all in attendance. The new facility sits on 330 acres that once served as a Confederate army base. Samuel L. Jackson said, this is more about Tyler the entrepreneur. The visionary. A guy who understands that ownership means that you can do what you want. The movie studio has 12 sound stages. Each one is named after a black actor or actress.