Apple building massive TV & movie production facility in Culver City

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Apple continues to expand production efforts for Apple TV+ projects as the tech giant begins construction on two new facilities in Culver City near Los Angeles.

The new facilities will total more than 550,000 square feet once completed and will be located along National, Venice, and Washington boulevards. The two facilities will be connected by a "shared wall."

The site will be "mixed use," according to an Apple representative who talked to Variety. The company did not disclose what kind of production studio space would be included in the project.

Apple also has not provided a timeline for when the site would be operational, only stating that the project was still in the early phases. Once completed, the Culver City campus will serve as a headquarters for the region.

It was learned in July that Apple had been searching for half a million square feet to add to its existing leases. It is assumed that the move is proactive, designed to prevent production delays that can occur while searching for adequate filming space.

Apple had also been eyeing real estate in Culver in 2017. At that point, Apple had stated that it was primarily looking for office space rather than anything to do with video production.

In 2018, it was reported that Apple leased more than 200,000 square feet of real estate in Culver City. At that point, the Cupertino tech giant had leased space in a four-story project at 8777 Washington Boulevard.