Rendering of Deep South Studios
The City Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the proposed $63.5 million Deep South Studios movie complex in Algiers. The proposal now moves to the City Council for the final approval.
The project from developer Scott Niemeyer is envisioned as a 19 acre movie studio complex, complete with five sound stages covering 104,000 square feet, 100,000 square feet of office space, two production buildings at 50,000 square feet each and five other buildings for back office support, storage, and lighting. This will be the largest production site between Atlanta and Albuquerque, N.M..
Deep South Studios LLC bought the land in November 2014 for $1.8 million. It was originally an industrial property owned by the Central Pacific Railroad.