Donald Trump wants to build a 250,000-foot film studio in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. The plans have surprised local authorities but a 180-day feasibility study has been approved. Trump Studio City could be built on county-owned land near the Homestead Air Reserve Base.
Plans presented to local authorities include around 20 acres of back-lot space, as well as production stages, boulevards, media centres and plazas. The land was previously earmarked to become an airport, but that’s never materialised, Miami Today reports.
Joe Martinez is a mayoral candidate in the region and spoke to the outlet: “What does LA have that we don’t have? They are not as close to Central and South America as we are. They are not as close to the financial capital of the world as we are.
What does LA have that we don’t have? They are not as close to Central and South America as we are. They are not as close to the financial capital of the world as we are.
Joe Martinez, local mayoral candidate
“They are not as close to Europe as we are. Why can’t we have an industry that even the environmentalists like – the movie industry?”
Last year Florida drew major Hollywood shoot Rock of Ages, which doubled Miami for a 1980s Sunset Strip, and the state had a big success with family hit Dolphin Tale. But the state has a shortage of large-scale top-of-the-range studio space, so local politicians are getting behind Trump’s plan.
(Images: Miami Beach Film Office’s Graham Winick)
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