LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) — Hollywood is moving into bluegrass. The former Woodhill Cinemas in Lexington is being transformed into a state-of-the-art film and television production studio.
Soon some of your favorite shows will be filming here in Lexington.
Relative Justice, seen on our sister station, the CW Lexington, is filmed inside the old Woodhill Cinemas. It is now called Wrigley Woodhill Studios.
“When our content manager, Ross Babbit, was looking for locations for Relative Justice, he landed here,” said Misdee Wrigley Miller.
“Warehouses, old trampoline parks, anything I could find to put on a TV show and we found this cinema,” Babbit said.
It’s 52,000 square feet, the largest studio in Kentucky.
“We’re going to have three full studios with space to put a control room,” Babbit said.
Babbit explained what will fill the new space.
“When the whole building is finished, we will be producing more of our own content. Talk shows, game shows, field shows,” Babbit said.
Miller is the owner and CEO of Wrigley Media Group. She said Kentucky belongs to New York and Los Angeles when it comes to television production.
“It fits perfectly here because you have talented people here and we will attract more of them,” Miller said.
They say hundreds of jobs will be created and exposure to this industry can be a boost for young people in the surrounding neighborhood.
“We really plan to be part of this mentorship process to show these young people what a career in television and film could look like,” Miller said.
Miller’s dream of increasing film and television production in the Commonwealth is about to come true.
The building is expected to be completed in early 2023. We’re told Kentucky has a good tax incentive for production shoots in the Commonwealth. It is designed to attract more businesses in the television and film industries.
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