Over 100 Fire Fighters Put Out Huge Blaze At Tyler Perry’s Home
Fire fighters have put out a huge blaze at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s studio. Atlanta Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said there were no injuries. Over 100 firefighters, 13 engines and 12 trucks attended the four-alarm fire at the filmmaker’s studio complex.
Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said: ‘As far as I know, he is OK – there was a report that he was on the scene, but I didn’t see him.’
It is unknown what caused the fire.
A spokesman for Perry would not comment. The complex includes a 200,000-square-foot studio, five sound stages and a 400-seat theatre, the cost of the damage is not known.
President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser for donors at the studio in March, where popstar Cee Lo Green was the main star performing.
In 2011, Forbes named Perry the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.
Tyler has written and directed several successful US sitcoms, For Better Or Worse and Meet the Browns.
He has also directed films such as Diary of Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Despite commercial success, his works have been criticised by prominent African-American figures for perpetuating negative racial stereotypes.