1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Arue Bros. Studios: Supporting New Voices & Talent
Atlanta has a new powerhouse in the market – both for studio space and for developing new Latino and Female driven content. Ozzie Areu, former President of Tyler Perry Studios, and his brother Will Arue have purchased the former home of TPS and have big plans to put that space to work in exciting ways in film, television and music spaces.
The company is already renting out soundstage and location space and will start construction on the undeveloped areas of the nearly 60-acre site this summer. The plans include to build out a couple of music studios, 30,000-square feet sound stages as well as building space for technology incubator programs.
Kim Leadford is the President of Areu Bros., in Atlanta Georgia. Prior to joining Areu Bros., Kim founded and is an owner of StarStream Media, a film finance and production company in Los Angeles. Kim has over 12 years experience in the film industry, in both film finance and production, financing and producing films such as Killing Gunther (Taran Killam and Arnold Schwarzenegger), Life of Crime (Jennifer Aniston and Tim Robbins), Life After Beth (John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and, Aubrey Plaza) and The Butler (Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker). Kim has a J.D. from Temple Law School.
Ronnie Garrett is a songwriter, producer and musician who has produced, performed and written on more than 15 million records sold world-wide. As music director of Tyler Perry Studios, he is currently on the road with Madea’s Farewell Tour. As a composer, his songs can be heard on soundtracks for TPS film and television projects as well as shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live With Regis & Kelly, Young and the Restless, MTV Cribs, Growing Up Gotti, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Star Search, Run’s House, Kimora Lee Simmons, True Hollywood Stories, Gotti’s Way, Paula Abdul, MTV Exposed, Your Momma Don’t Dance (Lifetime Network). Garrett has also toured with such musical stars as Lionel Richie, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Destiny’s Child. Aaliyah, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, Chaka Kahn, and Fantasia. Garrett was nominated for a Grammy for his work on a Tyler Perry Soundtrack.