The Atlanta film industry is about to get a little bit bigger with the announcement that Electric Owl Studios will be opening its doors for production next month on June 8, the film studio announced.
Located east of the city in DeKalb County, Electric Owl Studios is a 312,000 square foot production facility and is the world’s first ground up LEED Gold certified studio campus, making it the greenest studio in the world. “Our goal is to be an easily accessible, turn-key film & TV studio offering superior facilities, services, and a friendly, reliable experience for our production clients,” said Co-founder, Dan Rosenfelt. “Our focus on environmental stewardship aims to reduce the impact the production process can have on our planet by leading innovation in every aspect of filming including design, construction, materials, and overall day to day operations. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBCU, Paramount, Sony, Lionsgate, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Skydance, Legendary, etc., and partnering with them in their production sustainability efforts.”
Electric Owl Studios includes six purpose-built sound stages and features LED lighting, 48 EV charging stations, solar panels, living walls, high efficiency HVAC, carbon-negative concrete, food dehydrators for landscaping reuse, solar golf carts, water refill stations that contribute to its LEED Cold certified rating. In industry terms, this makes the studio big enough to support a single tentpole feature film or two large-scale television series.
“In 2013, when I first started building film studios in the state, I would have never believed that the film industry would grow in Georgia the way that it has – and give back to the state in terms of jobs, infrastructure investment, and both property and income taxes,” added Michael Hahn, Co-founder and CEO of Capstone South Properties. “Film Studio infrastructure has been a great economic development tool for the State of Georgia and the localities in which they are built. Electric Owl Studios will breathe a new life into the neighborhood around the Indian Creek MARTA station in DeKalb County, an area that had been seeking economic investment for years. The new studio will create jobs and further support the entertainment industry’s annual $4BN spending in Georgia. We are also excited that we are the first in the state to build a studio project sustainably.”
Georgia is one of the global leaders in the film and entertainment industry, thanks in part due to the significant tax breaks studios can earn while filming here. Electric Owl Studios is joining many other studios that call Atlanta home including Trilith Studios, Tyler Perry Studios, Third Rail Studios, Black Hall Studios, and many more smaller studios. Together, everything from the latest Marvel Studios superhero blockbusters to independent art house films film all across Georgia.
Stay tuned to Shakefire as I will have an exclusive interview with Electric Owl Studios co-founders Michael Hahn and Dan Rosenfelt in the coming weeks.