NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) – A new $ 100 million television and film studio is being built on the site of a new public housing site in Newark.

Lionsgate plans to build a production center on a 15-acre site on Dayton Street, where Seth Boyden’s homes used to be.

The new studio will have six sound scenes that will be at least 20,000 square feet.

It will also have space for construction, post-production editing, truck crew and catering services.

The production center can create 600 jobs in the city.

In January, Lionsgate opened production facilities in Yonkers, New York.

Gov. Phil Murphy is set to join Mayor Ras Barak to announce the studio.

Streaming content is booming, and production companies that can’t keep up require more space.

Proximity to New York makes New Jersey attractive, but another reason is that officials in the region expect film and television producers to relocate production from southern states such as Georgia, with their laws becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the industry. entertainment and states such as New York. York, New Jersey and California.

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