Amazon To Anchor The Culver Studios
October 30, 2017
Amazon today announced plans to move into The Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s most iconic television and movie studios located in Culver City, California. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and World Wide Advertising will occupy more than 280,000 RSF, including The Culver Studios Mansion and Bungalows.
“Together with the City of Culver City, we welcome Amazon Studios and its content related affiliates to our lot, The Culver Studios, and to a city that is bustling with creativity and innovation,” said Michael Hackman, founder and CEO of Hackman Capital Partners. The Culver Studios was acquired by a Hackman Capital affiliate in March 2014.
“This announcement marks the beginning of a long-term relationship between our iconic studio and one of the premier content creators in the industry,” Hackman continued. “As we prepare to celebrate The Culver Studios’ centennial, we will continue to embrace its rich history, while looking ahead to its sustained vibrancy through our Innovation Plan. By investing in the studios’ modernization and welcoming Amazon Studios, we are assuring that The Culver Studios remain the crown jewel of the Heart of Screenland.”
Originally developed by silent movie pioneer, Thomas H. Ince, Culver Studios has been home to some of the most famous films and television shows in Hollywood history, including Gone with the Wind and Citizen Kane. Amazon’s new Culver City offices will bring space for new jobs in a wide variety of roles including creative, technical, marketing and legal.
“We are very excited about being a part of 100 years of movie and TV history at The Culver Studios,” said Albert Cheng, Head of Amazon Studios. “Most importantly, this new LA-based office will give us the much needed space for our team to work and grow so we can keep bringing Prime Members the very best in series and movies.”
Amazon’s new office will be located at 9336 West Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California. Amazon currently employs more than 700 people in Santa Monica, CA and will begin moving into the new office space at the end of this year.