Associated Press - August 26, 2008
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan-born filmmaker's entertainment company has announced a three-phase plan to create motion picture soundstages and production facilities in three locations around the state.
The first phase is to be Great Lakes Studios, a soundstage with support services to be built somewhere in southwestern Michigan, said David O'Malley, a partner in Los Angeles-based V-One Entertainment Group.
O'Malley, a Battle Creek native, said Great Lakes Studios will fill 30,000 square feet with a soundstage, offices, editing suites and conference rooms. He hopes the facility will be operational by November, although he said events were "still unfolding."