Suburban movie studio relocating operations to Detroit, looking for permanent site in cityBy AP
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Suburban movie studio relocating to Detroit
DETROIT — A movie studio plans to relocate its operations from the suburb of Allen Park to Detroit.
Unity Studios announced the decision on Thursday, saying its initial plans to build sound stages and production offices will move forward in Detroit.
The studio’s offices will be located at Wayne State University’s TechTown business incubator until a permanent site is found.
Allen Park Mayor Gary Burtka says in a statement to the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that the studio “has not developed into the project its owners represented.”
Allen Park officials had threatened to evict Unity Studios in May, claiming it had missed rent payments and not complied with lease requirements. The city and the studio later reached a deal to avoid eviction.
Tags: Arts And Entertainment, Detroit, Michigan, Movies, North America, United States