Tammy Williams is opening a production studio in Fayette County, Atlanta, Georgia, making her the first Black woman to own a studio in the state. She joins Tyler Perry, who was up until now the only Black person to own a studio in Georgia.

Cinema South Studios is the result of planning from Williams and her business partner and CEO of G-Square Events, Gary Guidry. The studio is meant to be “a one-stop shop for movie studios, filmmakers, and production companies,” as stated on the website.

“We’ve been patient,” Williams told AJC. “This has not been an overnight thing — this vision for us.”

The studio has eleven soundstages, a back-lot, lighting and grip rental house, props and wardrobe. It will also include a transportation service, a building for post-production, and a theater.

According to Williams and Guidry, they plan to have two of the eleven soundstages running by 2023.

“The demand for soundstages is happening globally and the ownership rarely looks like us let alone an African American woman,” Guidry said. “When I choose to invest, I evaluate the need of the business and the ownership. Investing in Tammy Williams and her team of professionals convinced me that buying the land in Fayetteville, GA.”