Lionsgate and indie development Caven Point Studios benefit region workforce as space-hungry studios reach beyond City.
Movie production in the New York City region received a further boost with the recent announcements of new studio developments for Yonkers and Jersey City. Santa Monica-based Lionsgate plans to build a $100 million complex in Yonkers that will include three 20,000-square-feet and two 10,000-square-feet stages, as well as a fully operational back lot.
Meanwhile, Caven Point Studios will have 135,000 square feet in total with 70,000 square feet going to three sound stages. The real estate developer Criterion Group, which is repurposing the Canal Crossing warehouse, is behind the project.
For more on the Jersey City development, read the report on the North Jersey Record site by clicking here.
Crain’s New York Business has a good overview article on the Lionsgate development, which you can read by clicking here. Fox Business reaches out to FilmLA for a response to the surge of studio building in the New York area. Do they have an argument for the continuing dominance of Hollywood? You can read that West Coast comeback by clicking here.
But all might not be smooth sailing for an expanded Hollywood-on-the-Hudson. A Yonkers city commissioner recently said that as of September 10th, “no applications or plans” had been submitted, even though construction was planned to start in November. An environmental impact statement, which takes even longer for approval, has also not yet been filed, according to that commissioner.