A Ginormous Movie Studio in Frisco? Maybe.
Right now, says the DBJ, it's way more conceptual than actual; the man behind it doesn't say much, "citing ongoing discussions." Local and state film officials ain't sure what's what. I asked Dallas Film Commissioner Janis Burklund for her thoughts this morning. She tells Unfair Park she doesn't know "a lot" about the deal -- and she's know about it for more than a year.
"They contacted me over a year ago, then I didn't hear from them for a long time," she says. She adds that she did speak with Premier founder and CEO Jerry Roy earlier this week and told him a facility like this is awful big given the normal needs of studios and networks that shoot here. She says she was told they were "counting on using it for their own projects," and that outside rentals would be gravy.
Says The Weitzman Group-er marketing the property, "I feel better than 50/50 that the deal is going to make." Me, I'm just a sucker for conceptual renderings.