Mansfield, TX is slated to become the home of a brand new movie production studio after the Mansfield City Council recently approved an economic development agreement with Super Studios Mansfield LLC. The project, with at least a $70 million price tag for the 1st Phase, has been in the works for several years and is being led by a group of developers who are committed to bringing more film and television production to the state of Texas.
The new studio will include multiple sound stages, production offices, post-production facilities, and a backlot. The site will also have ample parking, catering facilities, and other amenities to support the needs of productions.
One of the main goals of the new studio is to attract more film and television productions to Texas. While the state has a long history of hosting productions, particularly in the Austin area, there is a growing demand for more sound stages and production facilities. The Mansfield studio is poised to fill that gap and provide filmmakers with the resources they need to create high-quality content.
Filmmaker Angel Gracia told the Dallas News that they considered multiple cities in North Texas, but the project required certain specifications, the right zoning and the support of city officials.
“[Mansfield was] not only understanding about it, they gave us the best place to do it with the best conditions and the best location,” Gracia told the Dallas News.
In addition to attracting more productions to the area, the Mansfield studio is expected to have a significant economic impact on the region. The developers estimate that the studio will bring 2,000 jobs to the area once it accounts for hotels and mixed-use retail.
A company called Creative Tank is behind the project. According to a Dallas News article, the company has similar studios near Atlanta, which has been used for shows and movies including Avengers: Endgame.
According to the Texas Film Commission, more than 1,000 movies have been filmed in Texas over the last 100 years.