Are you shooting an Indie film at $10 million or under and considering a Florida location? Would 93,000 sq. ft. of motion picture studio space including 12 acres of studio property be helpful? Then the G-Star Studios “makes you an offer you can’t refuse”.
West Palm Beach, Florida (WiredPRNews.com) -– G-Star Studios has announced the construction of the largest state-of-the-art motion picture sound stage in south Florida to be completed in the fall of 2009. Over twenty feature films have been produced at the G-Star Studios since its inception four years ago. Producers such as Jonathan Krane (two billion dollars in box office, Face/Off, Swordfish, Look Who’s Talking trilogy), Bobby Moresco (four Academy Awards – Co-Producer and Co-Writer of CRASH and Million Dollar Baby), and Director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan, Sex and the City) have all produced films at the G-Star Studios. Next up is the feature film, Son of Morning, starring Heather Graham, Tim Curry, and Barbara Hersey with pre-production scheduled for May 26th. Academy Award winning Executive Producer, Beau Rogers (Gods and Monsters, plus 41 films) has two features in development planned for production at the G-Star Studios.
Recently over 600 filmmakers and industry professionals from Florida, LA and New York attended a celebration announcing the new sound stage that was sponsored by the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission and the Palm Beach International Film Festival. “G-Star Studios IS one of Florida’s greatest film incentives,” states Film Commissioner Chuck Elderd. “In addition to the State incentive, G-Star Studios, with its attractive incentives for no cost, will only gain in popularity as one of Florida’s most sought-after incentives.
It is a true savings to the bottom line of every production that has used G-Star and has had an excellent experience while being there.” Joe Reilly, LA Producer of the Dylan & Cole Sprouse feature films (they are the stars of Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) was initially skeptical. “G-Star had a write up in Variety,” says Reilly. “I had very little faith in what it was represented to be. Then, when it proved to be so much more, I thought it couldn’t be real.” Joe produced the Spouse Twins movie at the G-Star Studios. He is returning for their next feature film in January with Bobby Moresco directing.
“We offer our Studios and amenities for no charge to filmmakers,” states Greg Hauptner, the G-Star Studios founder and CEO. “Originally, our Studio was set up to cater to independent films budgeted up to ten million dollars. Our new sound stage is equal in size to the LA sound stages that have had films such as Jurassic Park III, The Hulk, Bruce Almighty, and the current TV shows Desperate Housewives and Two and One-Half Men, produced on them.”
The new sound stage will be added to the G-Star Studio’s already existing 93,000 sq. ft. in ten buildings on property that is almost a mile long. The Studio’s back lot contains a variety of props including a WWII DC-3 airplane, a WWII P-47 fighter plane, a 1978 American LaFrance fire engine (17 tons, 35 feet long), picture vehicles, production vehicles & trailers, SDMO R 75 generator with dual axle trailer, lighting and grip package, a 20′ Mako boat with 200 hp Yamaha engine for location scouting and water shots, and much more.
WiredPRNews.com Staff Reporter