An Effingham County commission has approved the master plan for a movie studio and officials say development is expected to begin soon. Construction is expected to begin in August. Medient Studios Inc. chairman Manu Kumaran says he's confident the studio will be up and running by the first quarter of 2014.
A film company is planning to build a sprawling studio complex in Newton County, southeast of Atlanta. Executives with Georgia-based Triple Horse say the company will build five new filming stages in Covington.
Economic development officials near Georgia's coast are expected to reveal details of plans for a movie studio in the area. Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott said the project involves a "large movie studio." Lott said he wasn't able to disclose more details until a Tuesday morning news conference.
Several investors in metro Atlanta have announced plans to build what would be the largest film studio complex in Georgia. The studio is set to open next year with five sound stages on 288 acres in Fayette County, just south of Atlanta.