by Patch Staff
Raulet Property Partners said it opened Mailing Avenue Stageworks, an 85,000-square-foot, a film and television production facility in Chosewood Park.
The facility, which sits on a self-contained, five-acre site, features 31-foot ceiling heights and an 80-foot-by-120-foot column free shooting area.
An investment group comprised of Paul Raulet, John Raulet and Tyler Edgarton acquired the former industrial building at 1144 Mailing Ave. in July.
The value of a facility that could house stage space, mill shop, production office and support warehouse under one roof was attractive to John Raulet, whose prior film production and location scouting experience in Atlanta included “42,” “The Watch,” “Identity Theft” and “The Internship.”
Lead investors Paul Raulet and Tyler Edgarton are veterans in Atlanta’s urban real estate markets. The duo has completed nearly 45 transactions together. This new investment, however, was the result of John Raulet’s extensive knowledge of the unique needs of the motion picture industry.
“I’ve spent several years looking for the right property to convert for this use. However, certain specifications that the industry requires had previously made the right building very difficult to find,” John Raulet said in a statement.
“Once the right property surfaced, we wasted no time on seizing the opportunity.”
Mailing Avenue Stageworks will be available again for lease in January 2013.
The project underscores Georgia's status as a hub for feature film and television production.
In fiscal year 2012, more than 333 feature films, television movies and series, commercials and music videos were shot in Georgia.
That represents a $3.1 billion economic impact to the state, according to the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a unit of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.