Staten Island Stages

Staten Island Stages is the all new Film and TV destination for production companies all over New York. With our uniquely real life prison setting, accompanied with Broadway Stages’ signature sound stages transformation expertise, Staten Island Stages is the next one stop location for all things Film and TV.
Located on what was originally Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, the new 67 acre lot focuses to extensively grow and expand New York’s incredible successful Film and TV industry. The addition of 5 full serviced sound stages, 45 uniquely designed prison buildings, and 67 acres of open land opens a world of possibilities to the potential for shooting in New York. Following in the footsteps of New York’s sister destination of Hollywood, Staten Island Stages looks to achieve, grow, and harbor a community of passionate Film and TV professionals to the New York area.

Staten Island Stages Right Around the Corner!

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The former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, located in Staten Island, has been vacant since 2011. Since 2013, Broadway Stages has been committed to redeveloping the facility into an economic center for the Staten Island community. Looking to bring the film and television industry into Staten Island, Broadway Stages wants to share the economic boon and benefits with local Staten Island business owners and residents.

It is no secret that film production requires not only hundreds of personnel to produce each episode but also require local services such as food, location, or supplies from local vendors. Just as Broadway Stages sources all of our resources from Brooklyn-based businesses, Staten Island Stages will follow the same commitment toward local neighborhood businesses. This translates to restaurants getting daily orders, Staten Island businesses selling construction material, and small businesses being paid to use their locations for filming. The reinvestment back into Staten Island will create a cycle of continual economic prosperity between the incoming film industry and business owners.

Since selected to develop the property in 2014, Broadway Stages has invested financial resources to bring the property up to code, provide working electric and water utilities, and hired security to develop the property. Even prior to yesterday's closing, Broadway Stages has been fully committed to maintaining the property for the past few years. With the closing completed, Staten Island Stages will be able to start construction for five new full sound stages, production offices, construction shops, and set dressing spaces. In total, upon the completion of Staten Island Stages, there will be an expected 1,300 new jobs created in the area, with the construction of the facility to employ 350 workers on the project.

Set to open in 2018, Staten Island Stages aims to become the best sound stage location for Staten Island and hopes to bring major economic benefits to Staten Island business owners and people. Staten Island Stages is coming soon!

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento Awarded at Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Business Conference

Broadway Stages President Gina Argento was recognized at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) Business Conference for her efforts in establishing the upcoming Staten Island Stages at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility. The transformation of the old prison will bring about positive benefits and economic activity. Set to create five new sound stages that will attract film production companies, which will spend locally and gather local talent, the soon-to-come Staten Island Stages will operate as a hub of economic activity to boost Staten Island communities and businesses.

The SIEDC recognizes Gina's goal of transforming the unused Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a production location to boost Staten Island's economy. At the 19th annual SIEDC Business Conference, Gina was awarded with one of the Top 31 Awards, which commends 31 businessmen and businesswomen who look to bring positive change to Staten Island.

NY1 covered the event and, citing support from Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, commented on the Arthur Kill development that "Every time you hear a director say action, that means there is economic activity happening."

Broadway Stages is excited for Staten Island Stages to come to the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility and for the positive economic impact it will have on the film industry and the region. We look forward to coming to Staten Island!

Broadway Stages Looks to Set Up Shop in Staten Island

Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, wants to come to Staten Island soon!

Backed by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, and the New York City Wheel, Broadway Stages cannot wait to repurpose the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a set of new sound stages that will benefit the community.

The new Staten Island location will create 1,500 new jobs in addition to the spur of local spending from productions that will take place in the area. Steven Grillo of Staten Island Economic Development Corporation says, "This is very exciting for Staten Island. It's really a great way for Staten Island as a borough to show the rest of the region that we're open for business, and a really diverse and unique type of business which is of course the film industry." Broadway Stages hopes to move into the new location soon and become part of the Staten Island Community!

A New Horizon in Staten Island

Broadway Stages plans to convert Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island into a 69-acre mecca for making movies, TV shows, and music videos. The correctional facility closed in 2011.

"We are looking forward to expanding on Staten Island and transforming Arthur Kill into a world-class production facility," Broadway Stages president Gina Argento said.

Staten Island, the future home of a state-of-the-art Broadway Stages studio

 

The proposed production studios in Staten Island, currently Arthur Kill Correctional Facility