The old Coastal Empire Fairground, now City of Savannah property, could host a film production studio.
Savannah native and Georgia State Representative J. Craig Gordon has $2.5 million already raised to complete phase one of Aeroscope Studios and buy the 15 acres of land needed for the project.
Aeroscope Studios will be a full-service studio complex for film and television if the purchase is approved, and will utilize the existing buildings instead of demolishing them.
The proposal lists all the potential benefits putting this kind of industry here can have on the surrounding neighborhood.
It’s touted as organic, not funded by large corporations or banks rather by a local owner, Rep. Gordon, who grew up in Savannah’s 5th District.
Rep. Gordon came to Savannah Attorney Charles Bowen about two years ago with the idea of building a full-service studio complex for film and TV.
“When the city purchased the fairground space and we took someone out there, a production coordinator, people within the industry, experienced, to look at it… this guy with over 40 years of experience said that he had never seen any land more perfectly situated for a production facility than those fairgrounds,” said Bowen.
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