History was made at the weekend when renowned actor and filmmaker, Tyler Perry launched his studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tyler Perry’s feat makes him the first black person to own a major film studio. The grand opening of the 330-acre landmark studio which features 12 sound-stages named after influential black acts, including Denzel Washington, the late Diahann Carroll, and Oprah Winfrey, among others, was well attended by people from all walks of life.

The star-studded gala saw the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis and many others in attendance.

See some photos from the grand opening below: