Lionsgate April 4 announced it has inked a third deal with Great Point Studios, a media-focused company specializing in film and television infrastructure, to become the anchor tenant in a new $200 million 40-acre production facility being built in Atlanta.
As anchor tenant, Lionsgate will have naming rights to the studio. Lionsgate is also partnered with Great Point Studios on a studio facility in Yonkers, New York, with a second studio facility slated to open in Newark, New Jersey.
Lionsgate Studios Atlanta is located in Douglas County where some of the location filming was done on Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” movie franchise The facility will be up and running in late 2023.
The 500,000-square-foot, full service complex will include 12 large sound stages, office and support space, a back lot and parking for 400 cars and 100 trucks. The new media complex, which will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios, will offer a full set of production services on site, including grip and electric, equipment, props, set building, restaurants, location catering, cleaning service and security.
Lionsgate Studios Atlanta will be located less than 16 miles from the center of Atlanta and only 25 minutes from the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“Lionsgate Studios Atlanta becomes our third state-of-the-art production complex with proximity to a major metropolitan area, allowing us to continue to scale our film & television production operations, create hundreds of local jobs and invest in regional economic growth,” Gary Goodman, Lionsgate EVP of television production, said in a statement.
The studio facilities initiatives were shepherded for Lionsgate by Lionsgate CFO James W. “Jimmy” Barge.
Great Point Studios founder Robert Halmi is founder of the Hallmark Channel and a producer of more than 400 film and television projects.
“The state of Georgia has seen a record year in terms of film and television productions,” Halmi said in a statement. “With the rising demand for production facilities, a studio location in Atlanta was an ideal next step for our partnership with Lionsgate.”