Lionsgate Studios Debuts 500,000-Square-Foot Production Facility in Downtown Yonkers

Construction progress at Lionsgate Studios YonkersConstruction progress at Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

Lionsgate Studios has officially opened a 500,000-square-foot film and television production studio in downtown Yonkers. The property is located on the shores of the Hudson River and is the latest component of an expanding production campus that will soon be the largest of its kind in the Northeast region.

The builder and manager of the $500 million campus is Great Point Studios, an investment and development group led by Hallmark Channel founder Robert Halmi and media investment banker Fehmi Zeko.

Today, the property includes three sound stages, dozens of dressing rooms and makeup stations, dedicated office space for writers and administrative staff, set design and construction facilities, screening rooms, dining areas, and hundreds of parking spaces.

When complete, the entire campus will span roughly 1 million square feet across nearly 15 acres. Facilities will include 11 sound stages, parking for 750 vehicles and 100 trucks, and more.

Lionsgate, the confirmed anchor tenant, will occupy seven stages on a long-term lease. Mediapro, a global communications and production company based in Barcelona, has also signed on for a long term lease of available stages.

“With demand for new content greater than ever and prime studio space at a premium, we’re pleased to partner with Great Point on the opportunity to become an anchor tenant of the Yonkers Studios,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “They will give our television and film productions state-of-the-art East Coast sound stages with great proximity to New York City, and we look forward to them becoming an important hub for our global production activities.”

The campus is expected to be complete by December 2023. Great Point has also announced plans to break ground on a second campus with eight additional soundstages.

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6 Comments on "Lionsgate Studios Debuts 500,000-Square-Foot Production Facility in Downtown Yonkers"

  1. This is very great to see. Film production belongs in New York.

  2. David in Bushwick | January 22, 2022 at 8:18 am | Reply

    Very good news for Yonkers, and they deserve it.

  3. Once Otis Elevator ?

  4. Good to see film and television back in NYC.

  5. Love the New close to Home Locations
    For the Freelance Filmmakers,writers
    @ Tech As Producers to have Chance
    To Express our Dreams of to he FuturE

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