New York City, New York, United States) – York Studios, a Greek owned company based out of New York City, has just broken ground on their largest project to date. The project, referred to as Michelangelo’s Campus, is a private, gated complex that will include sound stages, production offices, workshops, and parking. One of the sound stages will be the largest that New York has to offer. The massive complex will be located in the Bronx in the area referred to as the “Soundview Region.” Michelangelo’s Campus is expected to be around 350,000 square feet total – the company’s biggest complex to date.
The company already has a 40,000 square foot facility in Queens, New York. The official website for York Studios states that the Queens studio, “provides New York City with a state-of-the-art motion picture and television sound stage, multiple production offices and qualified service facilities.” The campus in the Bronx will expand on that idea by having, “a state-of-the-art facility that will provide a private gated complex complete with nine sound stages, support and production offices, workshops for each stage, as well as on-site parking.”
Ground was officially broken for the project on June 6, 2017. The website states that construction will occur in two phases. In the first phase, 170,000 square feet will be developed into five state of the art sound stags. It should be complete in about eighteen months or so. John Kalafatis, a Greek-American, is the CEO of York Studios. His goal for the project is to expand on what the company started on the Queens campus as well as revive a space in the Bronx that has been dormant for some time. The project is expected to cost around $100 million and will take some time to complete.
The website states that York Studios, which began in 2012, “..is one of New York’s newly qualified motion picture and television production facilities providing a broad range of production and media related services to the entertainment industry.”