UPDATE: Firefighters contained the blaze to one building in the center of the 30-acre Southwest Atlanta complex owned by the TV/film maker Tyler Perry (who was there) and are investigating the cause. No injuries were reported.
7:30 PM: At least one building in filmmaker Tyler Perry’s studio complex in Atlanta is on fire, according to the AP. There are no immediate reports of injuries. The studio’s website says it includes a 200,000-square-foot studio, five sound stages and a 400-seat theater in southwest Atlanta. The prolific Perry has numerous film and TV projects in development, including such features as Madea’s Witness Protection (in which he stars, writes, directs and produces) and The Marriage Counselor, starring Kim Kardashian. TBS has ordered additional episodes of his sitcom For Better Or Worse. Perry produces his projects at his Atlanta studio, so it’s unclear how, or if, the fire might impact his productions.
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