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Atlanta.

> >.
First, HE INVITED US TO > >.
First, HE INVITED US TO ATLANTA TO SEE TYLER PERRY’S ATLANTA TO SEE TYLER PERRY’S, STUDIO, FIRSTHAND.

STUDIO, FIRSTHAND.
TYLER PERRY IS ONE OF THE MOST TYLER.
Perry IS ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC POWER, PLAYERS.

PROLIFIC POWER PLAYERS.
His ICONIC ICIC MADEA CHARACTERS HIS ICONIC ICIC MADEA CHARACTERS ICONIC IN HISTORY.
ICONIC IN HISTORY.

Now THE WRITER ACTOR DIRECTOR.
Now THE WRITER ACTOR DIRECTOR AND AUTHOR IS A BONA FIDE AND AUTHOR IS A BONA FIDE STUDIO: MOGUL.
STUDIO, MOGUL.

, >, > WELCOME.
> > WELCOME.
> >, THANKS FOR HAVING US.

> > THANKS FOR HAVING US.
> >.
How MUCH HAVE YOU SEEN > >? How MUCH HAVE YOU SEEN > >? I HAVE TO SHOW YOU.

> >.
I HAVE TO SHOW YOU.
COME ON.

COME ON.
> > Reporter WE SET OFF ON A > > Reporter.
We SET OFF ON A GOLF CART ACROSS HIS SPRAWLING GOLF CART ACROSS HIS SPRAWLING STUDIO, WHICH HE CALLS A TOY STUDIO, WHICH HE CALLS A TOY STORE FOR HIS CREATIVE PROJECTS.

STORE FOR HIS CREATIVE PROJECTS.
That INCLUDES 18 FEATURE FILMS THAT INCLUDES 18 FEATURE FILMS AND 7 TELEVISION, SHOWS.
AND 7 TELEVISION SHOWS.

YOUR VISION FOR THIS.
When DID YOUR VISION FOR THIS? When DID IT START? It START.
How WAS IT BORN? How WAS IT BORN > >, THE LAST STUDIO I BOUGHT? It > > THE LAST STUDIO I BOUGHT IT WAS 30 ACRES.

WAS 30 ACRES.
I WAS IN IT FOR TWO YEARS AND I WAS IN IT FOR TWO YEARS AND WE’RE FALLING ALL OVER EACH WE’RE FALLING ALL OVER EACH OTHER.
OTHER.

I HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER SPACE.
I HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER SPACE.
I TOOK A RIDE AND I WAS OPEN TO.

I TOOK A RIDE AND I WAS OPEN TO THE VISION OF IT.
THE VISION OF IT.
I SAW ALL THAT IT CAN BE.

I SAW ALL THAT IT CAN BE.
> > Reporter FT.
MacPHERSON IS A > > Reporter FT.

MacPHERSON IS A FORMER ARMY BASE THAT WAS FORMER ARMY BASE THAT WAS FOUNDED BY THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.
, FOUNDED BY THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.
The SYMBOLISM OF YOU OWNING THIS.

The SYMBOLISM OF YOU OWNING THIS PLACE AND THIS PROPERTY HASN’T PLACE AND THIS PROPERTY HASN’T BEEN LOST ON YOU BEEN LOST ON YOU, > >, ABSOLUTELY NOT.
, >, >, ABSOLUTELY NOT.
It HASN’T BEEN LOST ON --.

I CAN IT HASN’T BEEN LOST ON --.
I CAN HEAR MY GRANDMOTHER MY HEAR MY GRANDMOTHER, MY GRANDFATHER, SAYING WHO WOULD GRANDFATHER SAYING WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT HAVE THUNK IT > > Reporter THERE’S 12 SOUND >, >, Reporter THERE’S 12 SOUND STAGES NAMED FOR BLACK STAGES NAMED FOR BLACK ENTERTAINERS, INCLUDING OPRAH ENTERTAINERS, INCLUDING Oprah WINFREY WINFREY WINFREY SIDNEY POINTIER AND A WINFREY SIDNEY POINTIER AND A REPLICA OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
REPLICA OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

THAT’S WHERE WE TALKED TO DEREK THAT’S WHERE WE TALKED TO DEREK DEUCE, WHO WAS INTRODUCED TO THE DEUCE WHO WAS INTRODUCED TO THE FILM INDUSTRY.
Working AS A FILM INDUSTRY WORKING AS A SECURITY, GUARD.
SECURITY, GUARD.

NOW HE’S, FIRST ASSISTANT NOW HE’S FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.
DIRECTOR.
, I GET THERE’S A GREAT SENSE OF I GET THERE’S A GREAT SENSE OF PRIDE IN WORKING HERE.

PRIDE IN WORKING HERE.
, > >, IT IS.
>, > IT IS.

, BECAUSE YOU GET TO SEE ACTUALLY BECAUSE YOU GET TO SEE ACTUALLY WHAT YOU CAN BECOME.
WHAT YOU CAN BECOME.
YOU GET TO WORK WITH SOMEBODY YOU GET TO WORK WITH SOMEBODY WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU WHO ACTS WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU, WHO ACTS LIKE YOU, Who TALKS LIKE YOU.

, LIKE YOU WHO TALKS LIKE YOU.
AND IT’S LIKE I COULD DO THAT.
AND IT’S LIKE I COULD DO THAT.

> >? All OF THESE HOUSES ARE > >.
All OF THESE HOUSES ARE BEAUTIFUL.
BEAUTIFUL.

, > >, Reporter PERRY TALKED ABOUT > > Reporter PERRY TALKED ABOUT WHAT IS BEHIND HIS NEVER-ENDING.
What IS BEHIND HIS NEVER-ENDING FOUNTAIN OF CREATEIVEITYCREATIVI FOUNTAIN OF CREATEIVEITYCREATIVI? How DO YOU MANAGE, AS MANY SHOWS? How DO YOU MANAGE AS MANY SHOWS AND FILMS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FILMS SIMULTANEOUSLY > >? You KNOW MY IMAGINATION IS > >.
You KNOW MY IMAGINATION IS INSANE.

INSANE.
When I START TO WRITE A SHOW.
I, WHEN I START TO WRITE A SHOW I FOCUS ON.

I CAN HEAR THOSE FOCUS ON.
I CAN HEAR THOSE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY: PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY AND HOW THEY WANT TO SAY, IT.
AND HOW THEY WANT TO SAY, IT.

AND TO HAVE THAT ABILITY TO BE AND TO HAVE THAT ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO FINISH ONE AND Shift TO ABLE TO FINISH ONE AND SHIFT TO THE NEXT, I KNOW WHERE IT’S THE NEXT I KNOW WHERE IT’S BORNE FROM.
BORNE FROM.
It CAME FROM MY UPBRINGING AND IT CAME FROM MY UPBRINGING AND HAVING TO TOLERATE PAIN AND HAVING TO TOLERATE PAIN AND ESCAPE.

In MY IMAGINATION.
ESCAPE IN MY IMAGINATION.
THAT’S WHERE I WRITE ALL OF THE THAT’S, WHERE I WRITE ALL OF THE STORIES.

STORIES.
> > Reporter THERE WERE SOME > > Reporter.
There WERE SOME FOLKS THAT MAYBE WRITERS THAT FOLKS, THAT MAYBE WRITERS THAT LOOK LIKE US THAT CAN USE SOME LOOK LIKE US THAT CAN USE SOME WORK.

WORK.
> >.
For ME, IF MY NAME IS ON IT, > > FOR ME, IF MY NAME IS ON IT AND MY AUDIENCES WANT TO HEAR MY AND MY AUDIENCES WANT TO HEAR MY VOICE THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO VOICE THAT’S, WHAT I’M GOING TO DO.

DO.
> > Reporter As YOU TOUR HIS > > Reporter AS YOU TOUR HIS STUDIO, IT’S CLEAR.
STUDIO, IT’S CLEAR.

TYLER PERRY IS THE AUTHOR OF HIS TYLER.
Perry IS THE AUTHOR OF HIS OWN NARRATIVE AND THAT STORY IS OWN NARRATIVE AND THAT STORY IS FAR FROM OVER.

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Far FROM OVER.

WHAT’S NEXT WHAT’S NEXT > > DID WE JUST NOT RIDE ALL > >.
Did WE JUST NOT RIDE ALL AROUND HERE.
AROUND HERE.

? This IS PRETTY MUCH IT.
This IS PRETTY MUCH IT.
> > Reporter, BUT TYLER PERRY, >, > Reporter, BUT TYLER PERRY.

Every FEW YEARS --, EVERY FEW YEARS, -- > > WE’LL SEE WHAT’S NEXT.
, > >; WE’LL SEE WHAT’S NEXT.
, I’M 50 AND FEELING IT.

I’M 50 AND FEELING IT.
> > Reporter YOU’RE, NOT FEELING > > Reporter YOU’RE, NOT FEELING IT.
IT.

> >, I’M ENJOYING IT.
> > I’M ENJOYING IT.
BUT IT’S LIKE TOM BRADY.

, BUT IT’S LIKE TOM BRADY.
IT’S LIKE OKAY, YOU GET TO A IT’S LIKE OKAY, YOU GET TO A POINT.
I HAVE THROWN MY BEST POINT.

I HAVE THROWN MY BEST GAME.
GAME.
> > Reporter, BUT TOM’S COMING > > Reporter, BUT TOM’S COMING BACK.

BACK.
, > > SO IS TYLER.
> >, SO IS TYLER.

We’Ll SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
> >.

That WAS A GREAT INTERVIEW.
> >.
That WAS A GREAT INTERVIEW.

> >, PRETTY GOOD.
> >, PRETTY GOOD.
I LIKE THAT GUY WOW.

I LIKE THAT GUY WOW.
> > GOOD TO HAVE YOU IN OUR > > GOOD TO HAVE YOU IN OUR STUDIOS.
STUDIOS.

One THING I DIDN’T GET TO.
ONE THING: I DIDN’T GET TO.
This IS A PICTURE YOU POSTED.

This IS A PICTURE.
You POSTED.
This IS SYLVAN ROAD.

This IS SYLVAN ROAD.
, TYLER, PERRY, STUDIOS ON THE LEFT.
TYLER PERRY STUDIOS ON THE LEFT.

Why IS THAT SO SIGNIFICANT? Why IS THAT SO SIGNIFICANT, > > BOTH SIGNS MEAN SOMETHING TO > >.
Both SIGNS MEAN SOMETHING TO ME.
Me.

SYLVAN IS WHERE I WAS HOMELESS.
Sylvan IS WHERE I WAS HOMELESS, WHERE I MOVED TO ATLANTA.
, WHERE I MOVED TO ATLANTA.

AND NOW THE EXIT TO THE STUDIO, AND NOW THE EXIT TO THE STUDIO IS RIGHT NEXT TO WHERE IT ALL IS RIGHT.
Next, TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED FOR ME.
STARTED FOR ME.

That’S REALLY REALLY AN THAT’S REALLY REALLY AN INSPIRING AND POWERFUL FOR ME.
, INSPIRING AND POWERFUL FOR ME.
> > IT’S CRAZY TO SEE THAT TO SEE > > IT’S CRAZY, TO SEE THAT TO SEE WHERE YOU WERE.

, WHERE YOU WERE.
I SEE THIS EMPIRE.
I SEE THIS EMPIRE.

AND I FEEL LIKE I KNOW ABOUT, AND I FEEL LIKE I KNOW ABOUT YOU.
YOU.
, I INTERVIEWED YOU A BUNCH OF I INTERVIEWED YOU A BUNCH OF TIMES.

TIMES.
I REMEMBER YOU TALKING AND I REMEMBER YOU TALKING AND TELLING STORIES ABOUT BEING TELLING STORIES ABOUT BEING HOMELESS.
HOMELESS.

AND I WATCHED YOU IN THAT GOLF AND I WATCHED YOU IN THAT GOLF CART.
CART.
AND I START THINKING.

Why DID AND I START THINKING WHY DID THAT? Little BOY THINK HE COULD THAT LITTLE BOY THINK HE COULD DO THAT.
Do THAT WHAT WAS IT THAT GOT TO YOU THAT? What WAS IT THAT GOT TO YOU THAT, DAY DAY, > >, MY MOTHER, REAFFIRMED TO ME > >, MY MOTHER, REAFFIRMED TO ME THE POWER OF WHO I AM.
THE POWER OF WHO I AM.

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR BEING BLACK, NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR BEING BLACK AND NEVER APOLOGIZE.
For THE AND NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR THE STORIES WE TELL AND WHO WE ARE.
STORIES WE TELL AND WHO WE ARE.

MY MOTHER WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN MY MOTHER WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THAT.
THAT.
THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FAITH, THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FAITH TO GET TO WHERE I AM.

To GET TO WHERE I AM.
HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HER OR MY HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HER OR MY BELIEF IN GOD I DON’T KNOW BELIEF IN GOD I DON’T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE.
, WHERE I WOULD BE.

> > THERE’S, SO MANY COOL THINGS > > THERE’S, SO MANY COOL THINGS ABOUT YOU, TYLER.
ABOUT YOU TYLER.
I REMEMBER READING WHEN YOU I REMEMBER READING, WHEN YOU WERE DOWN AND OUT YOU HAD WERE DOWN AND OUT, YOU HAD NOTHING AND YOU WERE HOMELESS, NOTHING AND YOU WERE HOMELESS.

You WOULD GO TO FANCY, YOU WOULD GO TO FANCY NEIGHBORHOODS AND WOULD WALK NEIGHBORHOODS AND WOULD WALK AROUND FANCY NEIGHBORHOODS TO AROUND FANCY NEIGHBORHOODS TO SEE WHERE YOU WOULD LIVE.
SEE WHERE YOU WOULD LIVE.
> > AND I WOULD TEST DRIVE REALLY > > AND I WOULD Test DRIVE REALLY NICE CARS.

, NICE CARS.
This IS POSSIBLE.
This IS POSSIBLE.

, SOMEBODY CAN AFFORD IT.
Somebody CAN AFFORD IT.
> > AND YOU BOUGHT SIX OF THE > > AND YOU BOUGHT SIX OF THE HOUSES AND SIX OF THE CARS.

HOUSES AND SIX OF THE CARS.
> > NO.
> > NO.

STOP IT.
, STOP IT.
> >.

You HAVE A NEW FILM.
, > >, YOU HAVE A NEW FILM.
LET’S, TALK ABOUT IT, HERE.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT HERE.
This IS YOUR FIRST FILM, FOR THIS IS YOUR FIRST FILM FOR NETFLIX ``, A FALL FROM GRACE.
'' NETFLIX `` A FALL FROM GRACE.

You DIRECTED IT.
You PRODUCE IT, YOU DIRECTED IT, YOU PRODUCE IT, YOU WRITE IT.
You HAVE A PART IN YOU WRITE IT.

You HAVE A PART IN IT.
IT.
What SHOULD FOLKS KNOW ABOUT WHAT SHOULD FOLKS KNOW ABOUT THIS FILM.

, THIS FILM.
, WHO IS IT FOR WHO IS IT FOR > > IT’S, AN INCREDIBLE THRILLER.
, > > IT’S, AN INCREDIBLE THRILLER.

CRYSTAL FOX, HER FIRST TIME CRYSTAL FOX, HER FIRST TIME HAVING A BIG LEADING ROLE.

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Having A BIG LEADING, ROLE.
IT’S, AN INCREDIBLE WONDERFUL IT’S, AN INCREDIBLE WONDERFUL, AMAZING THRILLER THAT IS GOING AMAZING THRILLER THAT IS GOING TO KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR TO KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT.

SEAT.
The AUDIENCE HAS BEEN GOING.
The AUDIENCE HAS BEEN GOING: NUTS.

NUTS.
, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS.
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS.

It WILL THROW YOU OFF FRYING TO IT WILL THROW YOU OFF FRYING TO FIG FIG TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE END.
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE END.
> >.

I WATCHED IT.
> >.
I WATCHED IT.

YOU’RE RIGHT.
YOU’RE RIGHT.
> >.

You POSTED SOMETHING ON > >.
You POSTED SOMETHING ON INSTAGRAM OF YOUR AUDIENCE.
Instagram OF YOUR AUDIENCE, WATCHING.

WATCHING.
THEY WERE SCREAMING, LOOK BEHIND.

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They WERE SCREAMING, LOOK BEHIND YOU.

YOU.
It WILL GET YOU INTO IT RIGHT.
It WILL GET YOU INTO IT RIGHT, > >.

It WILL REALLY GET YOU INTO > >.
It WILL REALLY GET YOU INTO IT.
IT.

AND YOU WILL NEVER GUESS THE AND YOU WILL NEVER GUESS THE ENDING.
ENDING.
> >.

You HAVE WORKED WITH GREATS, > >, YOU HAVE WORKED WITH GREATS AND HAVE DONE A TON OF JOBS.
AND HAVE DONE A TON OF JOBS.
I WAS WITH YOU AT THE HOLLYWOOD.

I WAS WITH YOU AT THE HOLLYWOOD: WALK OF FAME.
, WALK OF FAME.
AND KERRY.

Washington THANKED YOU AND KERRY WASHINGTON THANKED YOU FOR HER CAREER.
FOR HER CAREER.
> > THAT BLEW MY MIND.

> > THAT BLEW MY MIND.
I THINK THAT WAS A BIT MUCH.
I THINK THAT WAS A BIT MUCH.

SHE’S DONE A LOT OF GREAT SHE’S DONE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS.
THINGS.
I APPRECIATE BEING THERE FOR HER.

I APPRECIATE BEING THERE FOR HER AND CRYSTAL, AND ALL THESE OTHER AND CRYSTAL AND ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE.
PEOPLE.
AND TO BE GIVEN THIS PLATFORM TO AND TO BE GIVEN THIS PLATFORM TO HELP THEM MOVE THROUGH DIFFICULT HELP.

Them MOVE THROUGH DIFFICULT PLACES TO GET THERE IN THE PLACES TO GET THERE IN THE BEGINNING, THAT’S POWERFUL FOR BEGINNING THAT’S POWERFUL FOR ME.
ME.
> >.

A FEW YEARS AGO YOU REVEALED > >.
A FEW YEARS AGO.
You REVEALED YOU WERE A SURVIVOR OF ABUSE.

You WERE A SURVIVOR OF ABUSE.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE DIDN’T GET ONE OF THE THINGS WE DIDN’T GET TO ON OUR TOUR.
TO ON OUR TOUR.

I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU ARE GOING, I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU ARE GOING TO OPEN A FACILITY IF YOU WILL TO OPEN A FACILITY, IF YOU WILL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE ALSO SURVIVED ABUSE.
, ALSO SURVIVED.
Abuse.

CONNECT THE TWO DOTS FOR ME.
CONNECT, THE TWO DOTS FOR ME.
> >.

If I COULD BUILD THIS > >, IF I COULD BUILD THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR CHILDREN BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR CHILDREN, LGBTQ YOUTH, WHERE THEY COME TO LGBTQ YOUTH, WHERE THEY COME TO A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS AND LIVE AND A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS AND LIVE AND BE REASSERTED INTO LIFE, I Think BE REASSERTED INTO LIFE.
I THINK IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.
, IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

IF SOMEBODY COULD HAVE DONE THAT IF SOMEBODY COULD HAVE DONE THAT FOR MY MOTHER, I DON’T KNOW FOR MY MOTHER.
I DON’T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE NOW.
WHERE I WOULD BE NOW.

She WOULD HAVE LEFT AN ABUSIVE.
She WOULD HAVE LEFT AN ABUSIVE SITUATION.
SITUATION.

If I CAN BUILD THAT AND BE AN IF I CAN BUILD THAT AND BE AN AMAZING PLACE FOR HOPE FOR AMAZING PLACE FOR HOPE FOR PEOPLE THAT IS WHAT’S NEXT.
PEOPLE THAT IS WHAT’S NEXT.
, THAT’S WHAT NEXT.

THAT’S WHAT NEXT.
> > TYLER, WE LOVE YOU.
, > > TYLER WE LOVE YOU.

> >, KEEP COMING BACK.
> > KEEP COMING BACK.
, KEEP INSPIRING .


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