Irantzu Diez Gamboa, Mediapro: This space provides an opportunity for The Mediapro Studio to grow

Mediapro among the new long-term tenants for Lionsgate Studios Yonkers in New York
12 de enero de 2022

Great Point Studios officially opened the doors to its long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, which will soon be the largest modern-built film and television production facility in the Northeast.

In an unprecedented move that will dramatically change the landscape of the New York film and television industry, Great Point Studios is also revealing its US$500 million-plus expansion plans and new long-term tenants for the facility, which include Lionsgate, Mediapro, and Syracuse University.

Mediapro will take occupancy of its first stage later this year and they have options on two more of the planned expansion stages. Their first stage is expected to be completed this winter.

"Mediapro recently expanded its operations in the US with two new production centers in great locations, and our aim through this partnership is to continue our growth in the country and globally. We believe that with the increase in new content productions this space provides an opportunity for our in-house content creation, production and distribution factory, The Mediapro Studio, to grow, and also to increase our portfolio of studios to provide broadcast and media services to third parties," stated Mediapro US CEO, Irantzu Diez Gamboa.

Owned and operated by Great Point Studios, Lionsgate Studios was created to satisfy the overwhelming demand for large studio space in the New York City area. This campus — approximately 11 miles from midtown Manhattan —will feature state-of-the-art film stages, post-production facilities, screening rooms, office space, and support space.

It will offer a full set of production services on-site, including grip and electric, equipment, props, set building, restaurants, location catering, cleaning service, and security. The now-expanding, one-million-square-foot complex will cost over US$500 million and boast more 20,000 square foot stages on one campus than any other facility in the Northeast.

The campus will include a total of eleven (11) soundstages: eight 20,000-square-foot stages, two 10,000-square-foot stages, and a gigantic, 30,000 square-foot stage. It will also include parking for more than 750 cars and 100 trucks.

Three of the large stages and 500,000 square feet of office and support space are now open for business, while Great Point has also purchased approximately eight acres of additional land around the originally announced studio site. The expansion of additional stages and office space is already under construction and is scheduled to be completed in phases starting in September 2022 with total completion slated for December 2023.