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.”