Raleigh News


Blue Room Post Secures Its Position

As one of Hollywood's top ADR Houses for Major Network & Cable TV Shows

“We shoot ‘Revenge’ at Raleigh, Manhattan Beach, and our post and writers offices are in Hollywood, so the fact that Blue Room Post has facilities in both locations is extremely convenient for us.

7th Annual LA Wine Fest

Hosted by Raleigh Studios Hollywood

Over 5,000 people spent the weekend enjoying the sunshine and drinking wine during the LA WineFest at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

Walking Dead in Georgia

The Walking Dead to use Raleigh Studios for third season

The upcoming season of the “Walking Dead” television show begins filming near the end of May and will feature an expanded presence in Coweta County this year. “Senoia will be a major set for next season,” (location manager) Mike Riley said, adding that Senoia’s Raleigh Studios will serve as the production’s other principal set while other locations in the area will play a more minor role in the production. “This (third season) is long-term. We’ll be here until November.”

“The storyline runs from a rural area to an urban area and back to a rural area,” Riley said, adding the benefit of having Raleigh Studios in Senoia. “We were here last year and much of the show was shot in this area.”


On Location

Raleigh Studios looks to expand into Utah

The Hollywood-based Raleigh Studios -- where its A-list renter is James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment -- is working with a developer to build studio in Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival.


'Avatar' sequels get set for production


Los Angeles Times

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - Over the din of buzz saws and beeping forklifts, producer Jon Landau can barely contain his excitement as he strides into a 45-foot-tall soundstage that is barren except for workers building sets for a commercial shoot.

"We're taking over these two buildings here. We'll have 200-plus people working down here. This is going to be the heart of the next two 'Avatars,'" he says, referring to the planned sequels to the highest-grossing film of all time.

MBS Media Campus, formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios, has just landed A-list tenant Lightstorm Entertainment, the production company led by "Avatar" director James Cameron and his longtime business partner Landau.

The duo had considered building their own facility or even moving to Vancouver, Canada, or New Zealand to take advantage of lucrative tax breaks. Instead, they opted to remain in Los Angeles - a boost for a region that has lost many major film productions to other locales - because of the range of services at the sprawling Manhattan Beach complex near Los Angeles International Airport.

"We had a choice," Landau said. "We could have been anywhere. When it came down to it, we looked at what they had to offer and it was almost the perfect production paradigm, with big soundstages, adjacent office space and dressing rooms and state-of-the-art infrastructure."

It's All About Location

Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre welcomes Jackson Gallery to the lot in an unconventional and artistic space.

This past Thursday, the walls of a Celtic Media Centre foyer saw Jackson Gallery's opening reception, which featured artwork from six local artists.

Fourth Annual 'Produced By Conference' Announces Slate of 2012 Programming

Raleigh Studios - Official Conference Sponsor


Moderator William Stuart (Co-Chairman, PGA International Committee) takes a deep dive into the evolving world of global production with Ashok Amritraj (Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment), Graham King (HUGO, THE DEPARTED, THE AVIATOR), Jon Jashni (President & Chief Creative Officer, Legendary Pictures) and Walter Parkes (FLIGHT, MEN IN BLACK 3, GLADIATOR) for a probing discussion about what it takes to be a storyteller on the world stage.



THX® Announces Five New THX Certified Studio Partners

MBS Media Campus managed by Raleigh Studios a new THX Certified Facility

Lightstorm signed a lease agreement in 2011 with MBS Media Campus, the state-of-the-art production lot in Manhattan Beach owned by the Carlyle Group and managed by Raleigh Studios, which puts the Academy Award winning director at the MBS Media Campus for his two highly anticipated sequels to Avatar...

As the most technologically advanced major production studio outside of Hollywood, the MBS Media Campus also provides Cameron and Lightstorm a unique campus-like atmosphere, proximity to the Southern California coastline and an eco-friendly mandate.


Raleigh Studios in Playa Vista to host the 2011 Call of Duty XP L.A. Event in September

This Labor Day weekend, thousands of gamers will descend upon the Raleigh Studios Playa Vista film studio for the 2011 Call of Duty XP Event, sponsored by Activision. Event attendees will not only be present at the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3® but also be the first participants of the all new multiplayer game at demo stations running throughout the event.


Manhattan Beach Is the New Pandora*

James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment will be moving the production of the next two Avatar flicks to  the South Bay. Manhattan Beach’s MBS Media Campus will be the site of Cameron’s blockbuster sequels, which also houses the headquarters of Marvel Studios. MBS bills itself as eco-friendly, but Cameron is apparently footing the bill to install solar panels to handle the making of the films.
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