The Big Dream Of Yonkers: To Be The ‘Burbank Of New York’

Great Point Studios, which has created the $500 million TV and film campus, Lionsgate Studios Yonkers, claims the ever-expanding facility, scheduled to be completed next year, will surpass anything New York City has to offer. By the end of next year, the 14.5-acre campus plans to have a backlot (for outdoor scenes), two screening rooms, a postproduction area for editing and a total of 11 soundstages, several of them already claimed by Lionsgate. And now Great Point says it is in contract to buy land for a second production facility in Yonkers.