The Miami Entertainment Complex, a brand new film studio to be located in the Downtown Miami is slated for an August 2015 grand opening. Specifically at 50 NW 14th St., near Ice Palace Studios and Vagabond.
70,000 square feet of studio space with two sounds stages, editing suites, prop rooms and accessory rooms to facilitate productions of all sizes.
EUE Screen Gems, which already operates movie production facilities in New York, North Carolina and Georgia, will lease the Miami complex for an initial period of 10 years for $100,000 per year plus an 11 percent gross revenue share with the city. EUE Screen Gems, based in New York, will have an option to renew for another nine years.
There are currently at least two other full service studios offering multiple sound stages. One of the most historic is the Greenwich Studios in North Miami, which was formerly the Ivan Tors Studio where Flipper was made. Another is the M3Studios Miami, which has been active since 2003 and has multiple stages, editing suites and offices. It was incorrectly stated in an earlier version of this article that there are not other studio facilities in Miami.
“This studio will create hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars locally and regionally,” said Miami Omni CRA chairman Marc D. Sarnoff. “As more productions see that Miami is serious about attracting the industry and that it has state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate major projects, the industry will be enhanced across the board.”
This should definitely be a great step towards bringing greater access to filming resources for local production companies, as well as out-of-area companies as well.
Source: Hollywood Reporter