Chicago native Barry Brewer launches new film studio in Chicago area

OBE Studios

Barry Brewer of Tyler Perry’s BRUH has returned to his Midwest roots to found and operate his own film studio, OBE Studios

OBE Studios was birthed out of the belief that artists do not need to wait for Hollywood to take a chance on them. They live by the notion of dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. 

“The Midwest is filled with talented creatives. I wanted to create a space for independent filmmakers to showcase their work. At OBE Studios, we are building lasting partnerships with filmmakers, cast and crew to do just that,” said Brewer, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. 

“I’ve acquired a great deal of industry knowledge throughout my 20-year career in entertainment. Working at Tyler Perry Studios, I learned the ins and outs of operating a film studio and how to produce high quality content while maximizing efficiency,” said Brewer

OBE will partner with XL Film Fest this summer by hosting an acting workshop and offering an exclusive prize package to the XLerator film winners

Located just outside of Chicago in Merrillville, IN, OBE Studios is a multimedia production studio specializing in film and television.

OBE Studios features a 5,000 square foot acoustically treated sound stage provides the perfect environment for building the desired sets for your film and television productions, a standing hospital set, a standing police station set with jail cell, a cyc wall and a podcast studio.

Learn more at or follow @obe_studio on Instagram. 


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