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Since it first opened in 2010 as a Qualified Production Facility, Gold Coast Studios has been in demand and has attracted a number of major film and television projects.  Located in Bethpage, New York, just off of Exit 41 on the Long Island Expressway, Gold Coast is under an hour from the heart of New York City. 

It is no wonder that The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the largest film to ever be made in New York State, found Gold Coast so attractive and is currently filming there.  Recently, Warner Brothers also chose Gold Coast for filming scenes for Winter’s Tale starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.  Shortly after the studio opened their doors, Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks chose to film at Gold Coast.  Sony filmed the pilot of Pan Am there, recreating the inside of an airplane on one of their stages.

Lyndsey Laverty, one of the principals at Gold Coast said, “After seeing the increase of the production of film and content in New York, we wanted to provide the industry with a state-of-the-art facility to meet their needs.”  They certainly have fulfilled their promise, and they pride themselves on their flexibility and easy going relationships with their clients. Gold Coast offers unbeatable prices, which pair nicely with the 30% New York State Film Production Credit Program. 

Gold Coast boasts six studios, totaling 100,000 square feet of studio space, with an additional 150,000 square feet of support space, and one stage features a 50 foot ceiling.  The stages are fully air-conditioned, with cam locks, lights/bells, drive-in doors, production offices, carpentry shops, loading docks, up to 8,000 amps of power and more.  Gold Coast sits on a complex of over 100 acres of land and is currently using 20 acres for outdoor sets and back lots.  The property has easy access, plenty of parking and 24-hour security.

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