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Mass. studio ventures

April 19, 2009
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PLYMOUTH ROCK STUDIOS
Location: Plymouth

Size: 14 sound stages on 240 acres, plus office space

Cost: $450 million

Key players: Former Paramount executives David Kirkpatrick and Earl Lestz; former Boston Celtics CFO Joe DiLorenzo

SOUTH BOSTON FILM AND TELEVISION CENTER
Location: Boston

Size: Two 20,000-square-foot sound stages, plus office space

Cost: N/A

Key player: Real estate developer Tim Pappas

ISG BOSTON STUDIOS
Location: South Weymouth

Size: 12 sound stages on 30 acres, with 125,000 square feet of retail and office space

Cost: $100 million

Key players: Producers and studio operators Robert Papazian and James Hirsch; former Massachusetts Film Commissioner Mark Drago; former Massachusetts Senate president Robert Travaglini

SOUTHIE STUDIOS
Location: Boston

Size: Two small sound stages (2,500 square feet and 4,000 square feet)

Cost: $500,000 for first phase

Key player: Billy Mead, president, Nu Media Factory

Mass. studio ventures