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Is Yonkers Poised to Become Hollywood on the Hudson?

Mayor Michael Spano hopes the city will gain a lion’s share of film work in Westchester, thanks to the addition of Lionsgate Studios Yonkers. We spoke with Mayor Michael Spano about his hopes for Lionsgate and its future in the county as a whole.

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New York Clears $4.5 Billion Plan to Bring Hydropower to Big Apple

Champlain Hudson Power Express may be complete in 2025. Regulators approved a $4.5 billion transmission line that will deliver Canadian hydropower to New York City, a key component of the Empire State’s efforts to eliminate carbon from its power grid by 2040.

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Credit Suisse Refis Lionsgate Studios Yonkers With $230M Loan

Developer National Resources has landed a $230 million debt package to refinance its planned Lionsgate Studios Yonkers project, Commercial Observer can first report. Credit Suisse affiliate Column Financial supplied the five-year, fully extended loan, sources told CO. The financing will enable National Resources to retire the construction loan for phase one of the 1 million-square-foot film production development at 28 Wells Avenue in Yonkers, N.Y.

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JLL arranges $230M refinancing for new Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers

JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a $230 million refinancing for Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, a 500,000 square foot, state-of-the-art film production complex at 28 Wells Avenue in Yonkers.

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New Film Studio Promises To Bring Jobs, Business To Yonkers

Yonkers, as they say, is hitting its mark as the massive film studio opened in the heart of downtown. Currently, there are three soundstages open and prepping for production, totaling half a million square feet, and the studio will double in size over the next 18 months with a $500 million expansion underway.

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The Big Dream of Yonkers: To Be the ‘Burbank of New York’

Great Point Studios, which is creating the $500 million Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, claims the campus, once completed, will surpass anything New York City has to offer. Once fully open, will be ‘hands-down the largest in the Northeast,’ the leader of the project said.

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Yonkers Lands Lionsgate Studio as Streaming Spills Out of NYC

The streaming wars have outgrown New York City and are moving to the suburbs. Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, a new film and TV production hub located in a former elevator-manufacturing building, is opening Tuesday alongside the Hudson River, approximately 11 miles outside of midtown Manhattan.

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Lionsgate Opens TV, Film Studios in Yonkers; $500M Expansion Planned

The doors to the long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers officially open Tuesday -- and bringing the complex one step closer to becoming the largest film and television production facility in the Northeast. Great Point Studios created Lionsgate Studios Yonkers to satisfy the overwhelming demand for large studio space in the New York City area.

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Great Point Studios claims to be expanding the $500 million campus, Lionsgate Studio Yonkers, and is scheduled to be completed next year.

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New Lionsgate Studios Officially Opens Its Big Yonkers Doors

Great Point Studios has opened their new Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers, New York, and there are many huge plans for the studio as a place for learning and filming—revolutionizing the film and television industry in a premier shooting location. The gigantic campus will be located about 11 miles from midtown Manhattan.

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Lionsgate’s Yonkers Studio Plans $500M Expansion

Great Point Studios has opened their new Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers, New York, and there are many huge plans for the studio as a place for learning and filming—revolutionizing the film and television industry in a premier shooting location. The gigantic campus will be located about 11 miles from midtown Manhattan.

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Lionsgate Studios Yonkers Opens For Business: “Important Hub For Our Global Production Activities”

Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, the sprawling new complex on the Hudson River just outside NYC, formally opened three of its soundstages and 500,000 square feet of office and support space today, part of a one-million square foot project Deadline reported on last month. When completed, the studio will include 11 large soundstages.

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Yonkers Hits Hollywood Jackpot With Lionsgate $100 Million Opening And Half Billion Expansion

On January 11th, Great Point Studios officially opened the doors to its long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, which will soon be the largest modern-built film and television production facility in the Northeast. Great Point Studios is also revealing its $500 million-plus expansion plans and new long-term tenants for the facility.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

A $500 million-plus expansion plan is unveiled along with additional long-term tenants: lionsgate, mediapro and syracuse university. Great Point Studios officially opens the doors to its long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, which will soon be the largest modern-built film and television production facility in the Northeast.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

In an unprecedented move that will dramatically change the landscape of the New York film and television industry, Great Point Studios is also revealing its $500 million- plus expansion plans and new long-term tenants for the facility, which include Lionsgate, Mediapro and Syracuse University.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

Owned and operated by Great Point Studios, Lionsgate Studios was created to satisfy the overwhelming demand for large studio space in the New York City area. This campus — approximately 11 miles from midtown Manhattan —will feature state-of-the-art film stages, post-production facilities, screening rooms, office space and support space.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

A $500 million-plus expansion plan is unveiled along with additional long-term tenants: Lionsgate, Mediapro and Syracuse University Yonkers, NY Studio to become the New York City area’s premier filming destination, spurring major growth and changes for the film and television industry’s production landscape.

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Great Point Studios Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

Great Point Studios has opened the doors to Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, with plans for a $500 million-plus expansion already in place.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

Today, January 11th, Great Point Studios will officially open the doors to its long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, which will soon be the largest modern-built film and television production facility in the Northeast. The announcement was made today by Great Point Studios Founder and CEO, Robert Halmi.

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Coming attraction: second movie/TV studio campus in Yonkers

Great Point Studios LLC, the builder and manager of the Lionsgate Studio campus on Wells Avenue in downtown Yonkers, is planning to build a second studio campus in the city. It is being planned for the Rising Ground campus at 463 Hawthorne Ave. and would have an additional 10 or 12 soundstages and support facilities.

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Great Point Studios Officially Opens Lionsgate Studios Yonkers

Yonkers, NY studio to become the New York City area’s premier filming destination, spurring major growth and changes for the film and television industry’s production landscape.

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Let’s make movies! Massive Lionsgate studio opens in Yonkers

Lionsgate Studios opened its doors to their newest location in Yonkers on Tuesday. The entertainment company responsible for hits like “The Hunger Games” and “La La Land” brought their studios to iPark Hudson Campus in downtown Yonkers to accommodate an ever growing demand for larger studio space near New York City.

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Lionsgate is putting the finishing touches on a $500 million film studio in Yonkers

As consumers stuck at home (whether willingly or forced due to COVID) clamor for more content to stream, the film and television boom has led to a corresponding surge in new production studios around the world. The latest beneficiary is downtown Yonkers, New York, a Westchester County city just a stone’s throw from the Bronx.

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Massive Hudson Valley Studio May Turn New York Into ‘Hollywood’

A new film and TV studio in the Hudson Valley is expected to turn the Hudson Valley into California. In early 2020 Hudson Valley Post reported a $100 million film and television production complex was coming to the Lower Hudson Valley which should create over 800 jobs.

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Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers

Photography of the massive Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers

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Lionsgate Opens New York Studio Location

Lionsgate has officially opened its “Lionsgate Studios Yonkers,” which the studio/distributor claims will soon be the largest modern-built film and television production facility in the Northeast. The facility is located on the Hudson River in downtown Yonkers near the newly created Saw Mill River Plaza and new Metro North Railroad station.

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Let’s make movies! Massive Lionsgate studio opens in Yonkers

Managed by Great Point Studios, the new dwelling houses two 20,000-square-foot sound stages, and a smaller, 10,000-square-foot stage as well as 100,000 square feet of office and support areas. Its size makes it one of the largest production campuses in the Northeast.

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Lionsgate Studio complex partially opens Tuesday

The Lionsgate Studios complex along the Hudson River partially opened Tuesday - and plans to expand the space by another 500,000-square-feet are underway. It’s set to includes another 11 state-of-the-art sound stages. The production company says it hopes the space will become a hub for global production activities.

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Lionsgate Studio in Yonkers

Photography of the massive Lionsgate Studios in Yonkers

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‘The Burbank Of NY,’ Lionsgate Opens New Hudson Valley Studio

Lionsgate has greatly expanded its plans for the facility and will occupy seven of the complex’s eleven stages, along with office and support space. Besides its prominent theatrical film presence, Lionsgate will produce more than 40 television shows for various broadcast outlets, including its subsidiary Starz.

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Lionsgate opens film and television studios in Yonkers; additional $500M expansion expected

The doors to the highly anticipated Lionsgate Studios Yonkers officially opened Tuesday, bringing the complex one step closer to becoming the largest film and television production facility in the Northeast. Expansion of the complex is expected to make it the largest film and television production facility in the Northeast.

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Lionsgate Studios Yonkers Opens For Business: “Important Hub For Our Global Production Activities”

Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, the sprawling new complex on the Hudson River just outside NYC, formally opened three of its soundstages and 500,000 square feet of office and support space today, part of a one-million square foot project Deadline reported on last month.

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Lionsgate Studios Set to Open With Student Partnership Program

In a potential windfall for New York’s film industry, Lionsgate Studios is now open for business. And when the $500 million Yonkers, N.Y., operation expands to a million square feet and 12 soundstages by mid-2023, it will become one of the largest production facilities in the East Coast.

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