Columbus State University expanding film program

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The film production program offered by the Department of Communications and certified by the Georgia Film Academy is poised for expansion and a business stands ready to offer a helping hand.

W.C. Bradley is in talks with the university to provide the space for a sound stage which would house the new classroom facilities for Columbus State students enrolled in the film production program.

That program is currently taught in limited classroom space on the university’s uptown campus.

The site of the proposed sound stage is a warehouse owned by W.C. Bradley on Jamesson Road which was formerly home to Kyser-Warren. The warehouse sits on 80 acres of property and includes $180,000 square feet under roof.

Marc Olivie, the CEO of W.C. Bradley, released the following statement to News 3 Thursday night, concerning this project.

“W.C. Bradley is fully supportive of the CSU Film Production Training Program and is working to provide space in our Jamesson Road warehouse for the university’s Communication Department to expand this program by teaching courses there.”

Danna Gibson, the Chair of the Communications Department at Columbus State University is excited about this opportunity for expansion.

“Right now we don’t have the space. We don’t have the number of instructors. And so the opening of this new facility will answer a majority of that and will usher in the next phase of growth of the film production program in the Department of Communication,” says Gibson.

Phil Scoggins will have a more in depth report next week detailing the new film production facility, the expansion plans for the film production program at CSU and also bring you up to date on where things stand as Columbus seeks to become the third hub for film production in the State of Georgia.

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