The Marietta Daily Journal is reporting that Swirl Recording and Film Inc. (Swirl Films) has purchased Atlanta Metro Studios for $4 million. For sale since 2015, the studios, located 28 miles from downtown Atlanta, were originally built by Paulding County in 2012. The prolific independent studio has been producing the digital multicast broadcast network television series “Saints & Sinners” at Atlanta Film Studios since last summer.
The Dallas New Era reports that the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority are pursuing the sale of Atlanta Film Studios. Located 28 miles from the Georgia State Capitol, the 76,000 square foot studios were built by the county using taxpayer-funded bonds. Atlanta Film Studios features two 20,000 square foot stages that are 35 foot clear to the ceiling grid, Camlock shoot power, full construction power on stages, full service production offices, a 30,000 square foot mill space…
In case you missed it, the news of a Pinewood Studios-managed facility in Fayette County, south of Atlanta, was announced this afternoon by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“Wow!” people have been saying all day, “So is Pinewood Studios really coming to Georgia?”
Well yeah, kind of. Right now the project is
UPDATE: This story has been edited to reflect new information since the time of its original posting. Certain unsubstantiated details have been removed as we’re not in the investigative reports business…. This story has been bouncing around the Atlanta film community for more than a week and enough reports are drifting in from enough different directions that we’ve decided to go ahead and post the current information we have about Tyler Perry‘s studio renovation snafu, which centers around a legal detail called a construction permit (or the lack thereof). While Mr. Perry’s company is likely to face steep fines and construction changes, the bigger impact will surely be on his production schedule.