ATHENS, Ga. – A new film and television studio under construction here in South Hollywood – just got bigger.
Athena Studios has announced that it has purchased an additional 65 acres in Athens, alongside the original 45-acre site.
The additional land will provide immediate additional square footage for the stage space currently under construction.
The project was launched in December, just east of Athens.
“Athena Studios’ decision to choose Classic City for its new production space is another signal that our state’s film and television industry is thriving and creating quality jobs for hard-working Georgians across the country. state,” Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said. “We are proud to train more Georgians to become decision makers in film and television production, keeping their talents in our state, and we look forward to the continued success of this industry in Peach State.”
At the time, Channel 2 Action News spoke with the Head of Entertainment and Media Studies at the University of Georgia about what this would mean for UGA students.
“I can’t think of any other program in the country that has that kind of access that we’re going to have,” James Hamilton said.
The studio, which will open in March 2023, will be one of the largest in Georgia.
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