This week, The Impartial He reported that Baja Studios would close its doors, being a famous film studio located in the community of Rosarito, Baja California, which years ago housed the production of titanic and other renowned projects.
The outlet based its report on statements by Gustavo Torres Ramirez, president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE) in Rosarito. As the owner said at the beginning, Baja Studios would cease to exist so that its twenty hectares could be transformed into an industrial zone; This is due to the high demand for the placement of industrial buildings in the town. And although Rosarito would say goodbye to the big film projects, Ramírez did not rule out that the new business circulation would attract the attention of new investors. For now, he adds The Impartialtwo companies have supposedly already signed to establish themselves in the hitherto headquarters of the film studio.
However, the secretary of economy and innovation of Baja California, kurt honold, denied the statements of the head of the CCE in Rosarito. Last Thursday, in the morning conference of Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, state governor, Honold assured that Gustavo Torres Ramírez spoke of the alleged closure of Baja Studios “without having real knowledge” of the situation.
In the words of the secretary, the only thing that will happen is that the aforementioned study will undergo a process of innovation and technological updating.
“It will transform [a partir de] everything that has to do with technology development, software development; everything that has to do with biotechnology. And all this is coupled with what film development is », he clarified. «It is not that it is going to leave, that it is going to change or that it is closing. He’s just catching up to what’s happening today in the world and in the creative industries.”
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In his response, Honold stressed that the commitment lies in taking Baja Studios down the path of digitization, in order to generate more focused jobs (as he implied) in the field of animation and visual effects. In his opinion, this will bring “better investments and better jobs for the people who live in Rosarito.” On the other hand, he does not rule out that there is still a space intended purely for filming; he even assured that there is currently a project being filmed inside the studio.
Talking with san diego networkthe president of the CCE in Rosarito corrected his original statement about Baja Studios: “Something innovative is being created for the creative industry […] It’s not really an industrial park.”
Baja Studios was founded in the 1990s by 20th Century Fox, with the mission of hosting a large part of the production of titanic; James Cameron’s blockbuster and multi-award winning film. In later years, it has also been home to film projects such as The tomorrow Never Die, sea captain and war and pearl harbor; without forgetting television shows like fear the walking dead from AMC and Selena: The Series from Netflix.
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