$100M Film/TV Studio Coming to Covington


Covington is getting ready to take a big step toward making its name as the Hollywood of the South, as a $100 million film studio prepares to break ground.

Triple Horse Studios will buy a 160-acre parcel, off Georgia Highway 142, from the Newton County Industrial Development Authority.

Covington-Newton Chamber head Hunter Hall says it’s something Triple Horse has wanted to do for years.

“They just never thought it was possible here in Newton County in terms of financially and the deal structure,” said Hall. “And so when I went to them with it, they were like, ‘Holy Cow. I can’t believe you’re even bringing this up. We’ve already done all this research.’ Boom: they laid it out.”An audio version of this story

Groundbreaking could come as soon as three months from now.

Triple Horse CEO Karl Horstmann says the five sound stages, post production facilities, and back lot will offer everything Hollywood studios do.

“There’s not a large complex that can attract a major motion picture to not only film in the state but footprint and base camp and do their sound stage work here as well,” said Horstmann. “They’re having to use converted warehouses and the like. And we’re hoping to make a significant impact on the film community in Covington, Newton County, and hopefully the state.”

The new sound stages could be up and running by the end of next year.