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Movie Stars are Coming! Movie Stars are Coming!

The plans for "Hollywood East" appear to be firming up.  There are more rumblings in Southeast Massachusetts around Cape Cod about the development of a new sound stage and movie studio facilities.  A golf course on route three has given notice to is employees that their jobs will no longer exist at the end of 2009.  Only a few of the staff will have any association with the "new project" that will begin then. 

For a few months, there was speculation that the southeast complex was dead in the water, after a proposed site just north of the Bourne Bridge ran into legal title issues.  The new site, on the west side of Route three between exits 3 and 5, appears to be moving forward.  it is rumored that the actor who plays the lead character in "Die Hard" has already purchased a home nearby.  A development this large would mean lots of jobs, more tourist draws, and more investment in the southeast coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce has a "film task force" that is pre-completing the approval process for a list of locations it feels will be of interest to movie makers.  The permitting process will be completed for a few locations so that the town is prepared with something that movie makers can see, and it will also prepare town offices as to how the permitting of other locations can be done smoothly and efficiently. 

 

The Massachusetts Film Office is reporting that 2008 will beat 2007 as the record setting year of movie making in the "Bay State".  On October 28, the Plymouth town meeting voted to approve zoning and tax agreements that will allow construction of a movie and television production studio.  (Yes, here in MA, we still gather in an auditorium to discuss things and vote on what is good for the town).  The project is said to include 14 sound stages, 10 acres for "back lot,"  and a 300 room hotel.  The developers of the project hope to be in operation by 2010!

SO IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHERE TO INVEST IN MASSACHUSETTS, IT IS TIME TO LOOK AT CAPE COD AND SOUTHEAST MA!!!

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
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Comments

Sounds pretty cool, best of luck!

Posted by James C. Johnson (Legacy Real Estate) over 11 years ago

You know that once movie stars invade Massachusetts that your state will forever be considered a liberal state, wanting things like gay marriage, perhaps even electing a liberal senator.

Huh?

Oh.

Nevermind.

LOL

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 11 years ago

Heath,

Any positive economic impact today is a BIG plus.

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) over 11 years ago

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