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Old 01-07-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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The developers are already working with production companies under an option agreement, and are working to get the financing for a full purchase and redevelopment:

Iron City Studios partners hope to convert Iron City Brewing site into film studio | Pittsburgh Business Times
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:50 AM
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Would be great.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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I think that it was proven back in the 1930's that Pittsburgh PA was not suitable as a destination for making films because there was not enough sun shine days to make it worth their while.
On average we get about 55 clear, cloudless days.

I think the kind of studio they are talking about is the kind that is used to make porn or something. Not something that the people of Pittsburgh needs or wants.

If you are lucky, they might shoot local commercials there for the television stations.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Something called "CORPSING" is apparently their first major project scheduled:

CORPSING coming to Iron City Studios | Iron City Media (http://www.ironcitymedia.com/node/1 - broken link)

It is being produced by Jeff Monahan, and it is described here as a "terrifying love story":

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I think that it was proven back in the 1930's that Pittsburgh PA was not suitable as a destination for making films.
List of films and television shows shot in Pittsburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Philly
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as long as they are busy thats good news for chirch brew works
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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It certainly wouldn't hurt Lawrenceville's arts/hip reputation.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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A cool photo set of the abandoned brewery:

Pittsburgh Brewing Company - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25165196@N08/sets/72157625032390135/ - broken link)
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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I was hoping for residential, but this is cool too.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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I was hoping for residential, but this is cool too.
I was also originally thinking this would be mixed residential/retail. But I sort of see this in the same vein as Google setting up shop in Bakery Square--some business uses have the power to capture people's imaginations in productive ways, and a thriving movie studio in this location would likely be well worth the allocation of space.
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