May 2, 2014

Kaufman Astoria Plans to Build 10th Sound Stage


Kaufman Astoria Studios, one of the largest film production centers on the East Coast, is about to become even larger.

Construction on a new $24 million, 18,000-square-foot sound stage will break ground early next year. Stage N will be the studio’s eighth self-contained production facility.

“When you add them to the open-air back lot, and our music recording studio that can be used as a stage, that gives us a total of 10,” Studio President Hal Rosenbluth said. “When you compare it to Warner Bros.’s 40 stages, it seems small, but remember, Hollywood is an industry town. No. 2 to L.A. is not such a bad thing.”

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