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Mediapro Breaks Ground on New Studio in Yonkers

From left, Robert Halmi, Founder & CEO, Great Point Studios; Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; Jose Luis Rubio, Head of Broadcast & Media Services + Member of the Steering Committee for GRUP MEDIAPRO; Fernan Zuluaga, Head of Broadcast & Media Services and Co-Head of Sports Media Rights, MEDIAPRO North America; Jean Manuel Jimenez, SVP of Commercial Partnerships, MEDIAPRO North America; and Joe Cotter, President and CEO, National Resources.

In another big boost for Yonkers’ growing reputation in the entertainment industry as Hollywood on Hudson, Mediapro North America, a leader in the world of media and entertainment, held a groundbreaking this week of Mediapro Studios at Great Point Studios in Yonkers. The event took place on Monday at 1500 North Broadway Yonkers with Mayor Mike Spano in attendance as well as key executives and stakeholders from Mediapro and Great Point Studios.

Mediapro’s collaboration with Robert Halmi’s Great Point Studios will add another world-class hub for film and television production in the heart of Yonkers, further strengthening the region’s role as a premier destination for the entertainment industry. Great Point Studios, already one of the country’s most desirable and largest television and film production facilities in the North East, has existing long term partnerships with Lionsgate and Syracuse University.

“This groundbreaking is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence in the world of media and entertainment,” said Irantzu Diez-Gamboa CEO, MEDIAPRO North America. “We are excited to be part of this expansion that will not only bolster our industry but also contribute to the growth and prosperity of Yonkers and the entire region.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Mediapro and expand our production facility footprint in Yonkers. Mayor Spano and the entire Yonkers community has been incredibly supportive and welcoming as they share in our vision for regional economic growth.” said Robert Halmi, Founder & CEO of BCW Member Great Point Studios. Halmi was the guest speaker at BCW’s 2022 Annual Dinner.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said: “The addition of Mediapro to Yonkers’ growing film and production landscape further demonstrates our city’s reimagined approach to redevelopment, creating local jobs and economic vitality. We are thankful to Mediapro at Great Point Studios for investing in Yonkers and expanding its footprint here, truly making us Hollywood on Hudson.”

The new Mediapro Studios at Great Point Studios facility is poised to be a cutting-edge production space, featuring the latest in technology and infrastructure to cater to the growing demands of the entertainment industry. It will offer soundstages, post-production facilities, and other amenities that will attract filmmakers, content creators, and production companies from around the world.

When open in Fall 2024, the facility will feature three impressive stages encompassing 20,000 square feet, providing ample space for large-scale productions. In addition, one of the three stages, a 10,000 square foot facility, will be ideal for more intimate projects, ensuring that the studios are equipped to accommodate a wide range of production needs.

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