A nearly 200-acre film studio and entertainment complex planned for Covington cleared a huge hurdle this week by securing its final permits. Construction was scheduled to break ground Sept. 20.
According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Three Ring Studios, a $109 million project, will have three campuses dedicated to film, music and other types of entertainment. The South campus, the first campus that will be completed, includes nearly 270,000 square feet of sound stage space, 60,000 square feet of mill space and 102,000 square feet of office space.
By March 2018, productions are scheduled to start shooting on Three Ring’s South campus, which could house as many as 1,700 employees. Most film jobs are inherently temporary, as productions come and go, but the studio is expected to employ about 40 full-time workers.
Construction on the South campus is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. The other two campuses, Central and North, could include a backlot, a green screen, post-production, music production facilities and gaming facilities.
Ellie Hensley is an entertainment, health care and general assignment reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle