Tyler Perry’s Studio Up In Flames After 4-Alarm Fire

May 2, 2012  |  

Last night a massive fire went through Tyler Perry’s studios causing one of the buildings to partially collapse at the multi-million dollar locale where a fundraiser was just held for President Obama in March.

The fire started around 9 pm and was put out about an hour later. Luckily there were no injuries but fire officials said it’s too soon to tell just how much damage was done to the 60-acre complex or what caused the fire. The 200,000 square-foot Atlanta studio includes five sound stages, a 5-acre pond, a 400-seat theater, a chapel, a commissary, a gymnasium, his office, an art department where sets are designed, hair and makeup facilities, a wardrobe department, set decoration, a post-production facility and a backlot named 34th Street, after Miracle on 34th Street, according to the studio website.

Hopefully no film was lost in the fire as Tyler prepares to release two more movies this year. His second release, “Madea’s Witness Protection” is due in theaters June 29. So far, he hasn’t released a statement on the incident.

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.


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  • A.J.

    Oh my God!  I’m so glad that no one is hurt, but I feel so sorry for Tyler Perry.  I hope that no film footage was lost either.  It does seem iffy though, what with the fundraiser and the way people have been dogging him lately.  If there is any funny business involved, I hope that it’s brought to the light.

  • Honeybee

    This is a sad story….im so sorry to hear about this…i hope it isn’t the work of arsonists

  • Nitty

    Just tried to encourage Tyler Perry n they wouldn’t post it until reviewed by a moderator..really MN?
    Why do u gota do that?
    Why don’t you want Tyler to read my words of encouragement?…suspect Mn.

  • Nitty

    You will make it through Ty Ty..
    whoever is for you is GREATER than whoever is against you doll..you’ll continue to shine.so get up n lets continue to do even bigger things..God bless.

  • Nitty

    Oprah did you do it?

  • L-Boogie

    This is sad.  I will be praying for him.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I’m sorry that his studio was involved in a fire, and I’m glad no one was hurt–but truthfully, I think all Tyler Perry movies should be burned. 



  • Tyler is in good hands with Allstate. They will be back to business by lunchtime.

  • Mls2698

    Sounds suspect, Tyler. They don’t want you to do well at the movies, or have a place for supporting your Prez. Hmmmmmmm