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‘Captain America’ actor Anthony Mackie buys 20 acres to build production studio in New Orleans

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Friday, the New Orleans native actor Anthony Macky reached an agreement to acquire 20 acres of land in East New Orleans to build a film and television production studio, Nola.com reports.

The Marvel star trained as an actor at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and his decision to develop projects in the state of Louisiana is a significant victory for the local economy and community, as expressed by the Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans on Twitter.

The 43-year-old actor bought the land on the I-10 service road at Read Boulevard near the Little Woods neighborhood, land records show. obtained by WBRZ.

Mackie said through his agent that specific details of the deal were too premature to discuss. Still, those involved with the venture said the actor plans to name his production company East Studios, LLC, WBRZ reports.

Mackie’s latest investment likely stems from the actor getting into producing movies like “The Banker” and “Outside the Wire.” according to at 4WWL.

Mackie’s studio plans can help Louisiana’s booming film and TV industry with opportunities for intellectual property acquisitions, development, production and marketing, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Lawyer Reports.

Municipal councilor Olivier Thomas is thrilled with Mackie’s studio.

“Years ago we said we were Hollywood South. I think maybe we’re finally able to make that happen and New Orleans East be the base for that to happen. said Thomas.

In addition to Mackie, other Hollywood actors have also shown interest in the field, such as The Impact Investment Group. Representatives of the New Orleans native filmmaker Tyler Perry are also looking to build a film studio there.

“Having Captain America and his brand and his star power, I think helps support all the other investments,” Thomas says.