Monday, October 27, 2008

Will Plymouth become hub for Hollywood East?

Officials in nearby Plymouth, Mass. plan to meet on Monday, Oct. 27 to vote on a proposed $422 million project to develop a movie studio that will position the small town as a hub for made-in-Massachussets productions.

Slated to open Sept. 2010 pending tomorrow's vote, Plymouth Rock Studios will become a major staging area and production studio for filmmakers and offer an educational component.

If the plan is approved, the full-service "green" film and TV studio facility will boast 14 sound stages--ranging in size from 18,000 to 24,000 square feet--and would be built on the site that's currently a 240-acre golf course. If passed at the Town Meeting on Monday, studio producers would have to secure permits and $50 million in additional state-bonded funds for infrastructure improvements.

On Oct. 15, town officials negotiated a 75 percent property tax break for the proposed Plymouth Rock Studios project.

Click here for the lowdown.

UPDATE: Lights, camera ... Plymouth? Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, the town voted in favor of the $422 million movie studio project in Plymouth.

1 comment:

Rhea said...

I hope this works out. I would love to see a full-fledged movie industry on the East Coast. I used to be prez of the New England chapter of Women in Film & Video and our members need more work!

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