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Savannah Area Movie Studio Signs Major Deal

By Chip Rogers Posted May 8, 2013 10:38pm (EDT)
Medient Studios Moves Forward on $90 million Studio Project Near Savannah

Medient Studios Moves Forward on $90 million Studio Project Near Savannah


Medient Studios has announced a $40 million agreement with Prime Focus Limited to provide Cameras, lighting gear and other production equipment, cutting-edge full-service post production offline and online editing, color correction and grading systems, flame and smoke suites and other post production equipment and software.

The agreement is a major step in the development of a $90 movie studio complex in Effingham County.

According to a report at SavannahNow.com, “This is the next level of firming up a very special relationship that has spanned the lifetime of Medient,” Kumaran said. “Prime Focus has been a great partner of Medient and we are happy and proud that the relationship is progressing further.” Namit Malhotra, founder and CEO of Prime Focus, said his firm is “excited to be part of Medient’s inspirational vision to re-engineer the movie business.”

Medient’s agreement with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, signed on March 19, calls for the movie studio to create as many as 1,000 jobs when it’s developed on 1,500 acres near Old River Road and Interstate 16.

In addition to making eight to 10 movies a year, the company says it will produce video games at the site.

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