Sound Stages

Amazon Opens Virtual Production Stage

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Amazon Studios has officially opened Stage 15, its new virtual production stage, and the formation of the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department. The stage combines two former stages to accommodate an LED wall that is 80 feet in diameter and 26 feet tall. The first feature film to shoot on the new Stage 15 will be the family holiday comedy Candy Cane Lane, directed by Reggie Hudlin and starring Eddie Murphy.

Hill Country Studios Appoints Kevin Bar Chief Operations Officer

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

Hill County Studios, the film and television complex being developed in San Marcos, Texas, announced today it has appointed Kevin Bar as chief operations officer. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Bar joins Hill Country Studios from Netflix, where he oversaw development and operations for Netflix Studio hubs across the U.S. and Canada as a member of the global studio operations team.

Land of Gold First to Film at Cherokee Nation’s Soundstage

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:00 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.

New Production Complex Planned in Texas

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:04 -- Nick Dager

The Hill Country Group has announced plans for Hill Country Studios, a film, virtual production, television, and streaming complex to be built in San Marcos, Texas, a short distance from Austin and San Antonio. With a mission to unbridle creative storytelling through innovation and emerging technologies, the company says the $267 million project will be the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.

Movie Studio Plan Approved in New Jersey

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:44 -- Nick Dager

The Bayonne, New Jersey Planning Board has approved a major motion picture studio at the southern tip of the city. The movie studio, 1888, named after the year the motion picture camera was invented by Thomas Edison, will give a facelift to a long-vacant site. The studio will be constructed by 1888 Studios on nearly 75 acres of land at the former site of the Texaco oil refinery site.

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