It plans to build movie studios, an entertainment facility, a video game production facility, botanical gardens, a golf course, an amphitheater that will seat at least 15,000 people and campus. There also will be hotels, shopping and restaurants near I-16 and Old River Road. Once completed, the studio complex will be the largest movie production facility in the world outside of Asia.
The entire project also is planned to environmentally sustainable. It will generate its own power from solar panels and none of the vehicles on the property will have combustion engines. The campus will provide health care, day care and schooling for workers and their families.
The studio plans to make eight movies a year at its new home, and movies will be shot in four different languages.
Aside from the 400 jobs for the movie studio itself, video gaming and DVD production facilities will employ another 200 people. By the time phase I of the project is completed, the firm expects a workforce of 1,200 on hand. Hundreds more jobs are anticipated to be generated through construction on the site and the retail and hotel sectors.
At least 3 other new film studios are planned to be built around metro Atlanta. See link below.
- Big growth is likely in store for Georgia’s film industry, with plans of major studio projects (vancouverdesi.com)
- $90M movie studio planned near Savannah inks production deal (bizjournals.com)