After months of delays, Connecticut Studio LLC's proposed $50 million studio-sound stage appears finally ready for its close-up.
General Manager Mark Miller and state, federal and local elected officials will take to the red carpet Monday for a scheduled ground breaking for the project that will add as many as 500 union construction jobs over the next 10 months, authorities say.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Congressman John Larson, South Windsor Mayor John Pelkey and other state and local officials will join officials from Connecticut Studios LLC for the 2 p.m. ceremony at the intersection of Route 5-John Fitch Boulevard and Chapel Road.
Funded partly with Connecticut film tax credits, the 500,000-square-foot project includes nine movie-TV sound stages, executive offices, mill and storage facilities and space for locating shooting. Plans also include a 125-room hotel, four restaurants and retail space.
The 400 to 500 construction jobs will pump $24 million in wages into the economy during the eight- to 10-month building timetable, Connecticut Studios said in a statement.