Gov. Kemp: Cinelease Studios to Expand Georgia Operations

Jan 31, 2022Press Release

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Cinelease Studios will expand its Georgia operations, Three Ring Studio in Covington. Cinelease currently serves the Peach State’s film industry via three locations in Clayton, Gwinnett, and Newton Counties. The expansion at Three Ring will include eight new stages, enhancing the campus to a total of 14 purpose-built sound stages and providing a total of 276,000 square feet of stage space, 100,000 square feet of office space, and an additional 72,800 square feet of flexible space, upon its completion in 2023.

“Georgia is proud to be home to a wide range of job creators, including those in the entertainment industry,” said Governor Kemp. “With this substantial investment and expansion of their infrastructure, Cinelease is making it known that they are a major player in film and TV production. I look forward to the new opportunities this expansion will bring to hardworking Georgians.”

The 90-acre, $144 million facility – owned and developed by a joint venture between Rahim Charania with Atlanta-based real estate firm Woodvale and Cary Goldman with Chicago-based real estate firm Timberhill Group – will be one of the largest film studios in the country when complete and the only public-private partnership that has developed infrastructure for the film and TV industry in Georgia. With Cinelease Studios leading the management of the media campus and the supply of media equipment, Cinelease Studios – Three Ring will be Georgia’s first vertically integrated production campus.

“Cinelease has been a pioneer in Georgia’s entertainment industry. Our senior leadership had the foresight to see the potential in the state, and we are proud to have acted as a magnet for the regional expansion of our industry,” said Gannon Murphy, General Manager of Cinelease Studios. “We can confidently say that investing in an expansion of this magnitude reinforces Cinelease’s commitment to making an impactful contribution to the workforce, tax base, and client experience in Georgia.”