Presenter Tyler Perry speaks onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles

*Owning your own film studio can be nice, says Tyler Perry.


“If I had to deal with [another] studio making decisions, or they don’t like this; or if I had to wait for notes or changes, the whole process would grind to a halt and cost ten times more than it does. But, because I make all the decisions, I can turn two shows out in a day,” the entertainment mogul told us during interviews for his latest film “Madea’s Witness Protection.”

“Tyler Perry Studios,” established in 2006, is where he films and produces his various TBS television shows as well as his feature films.  With five sound stages, a post-production facility and a back lot on the Southwest Atlanta property, Perry has  moved a million miles beyond the simple dream he started out with — which was simply earning enough money to take care of his mother.

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