Why Georgia's Film Industry is About To Get Even Bigger

Georgia’s film industry is going to get even bigger.

According to reports, Founders Studios, a major film, and TV soundstage complex in Fayette County, Georgia, is increasing their film studio lot from 90 acres to 200 acres. The project is so big it is expected to cost the studio $150 million to complete.

The large film and TV soundstage complex will have 5 different “hubs” which will each have 50,000 square feet of sound stage space, 45,000 square feet of office space, set construction and workspace space and other features. This will allow an entire TV show or movie to film in one location.

In a statement, Harbin said, "I am excited to begin construction on this development. The support from the Tyrone community and Fayette County has been incredible and the catalyst for expanding the project."

The Founders developers are also constructing a mixed-use area with a movie theater, restaurants, shopping, walking areas, green spaces and upscale residential living. Similar to Pinewood Forrest, a 234-acre "live, work, create" community underway in Fayette County.

“Essentially, half will be the studio development and the other half will be mixed-use,” said Founders Studios President Harbin in a July 2017 interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. “It’s going to be aimed toward everyday people, Tyrone locals. We’re going to try to put unique Georgia-based businesses there.”

Construction is set to begin in December 2017.

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