Lionsgate Gate To Anchor New $200 Million Film Studio In Georgia

A $200 million film studio is coming to Douglas County, Georgia. The studio will be owned and operated by Great Point Studios while Lionsgate will be the long-term anchor tenant. 

The studio will be 500,000 square feet and sit on 40 acres of land. It will include 12 sound stages, along with office and support space. 

Lee Thomas, the deputy commissioner of the Georgia Film Office, says Georgia is becoming a hub for film studios. 

“In 2010, we had 45,000 square feet of purpose-built soundstages. Now, we have about three million square feet of space,” Thomas said, adding that that number is expected to double in the next 18 months. 

Thomas compared it to Trilith Studios, in Fayette County, saying it will be “transformative” and bring thousands of jobs to the area.

“Back in 2013, that was an empty piece of land with— it was, basically, a wheat field. So, we are excited about what this is going to do for Douglas County and the Douglasville area,” Thomas said. “I think it’ll be transformative.”

“This facility is going to have restaurants on-site, just like they do at Trilith, but all of the jobs, I mean, those are people that are going to be from the Douglas County area that will be able to work at the facility, take that money, and spread it throughout the economy,” Thomas said. “The great thing about the film industry is it impacts so many different businesses; from hotels to restaurants, to florists, to caterers, to barbers—you name it.”

D & B Staff

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