Address: 1600 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
Also known as:
- Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios
- Manhattan Beach Studios
- MBS Media Campus
Official website: https://mbsmediacampus.com/
November 1996 – Shamrock Entertainment Investors II (wholly owned investment company of the Roy E Disney company) buys 22 acres with the intention of building $77 million Manhattan Beach Studios. Construction is planned to begin July 1997. Architect is Gary Bastien, AIA, Bastien & Associates, the foremost architect of
state-of-the-art sound stages in California. Richard Gentilucci, Shamrock’s vice president of real estate, is in charge of the studio project for Shamrock Holdings.
July 1997 – Phase One breaks ground – six sound stages with offices, production
support facilities and parking will be ready for production of pilots for the fall 1998 television season.
October 1997 – Fox planned to be the anchor tenant of the soon-to-be-opened Manhattan Beach Studios
Almost as soon as it opened (and before more than 5 of the planned 14 soundstages were finished) Ally McBeal moved in, after taping the first season at Ren-Mar Studios.
?date – added a small urban backlot consisting of a city street lined with storefronts and brownstones.
?date – Renamed MBS Media Campus
October 2008 – Marvel signed a long term agreement to produce Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers
2011 – James Cameron has signed a deal to shoot Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 back-to-back at the Manhattan Beach property, and possibly to relocate his production company (Lightstorm Entertainment) there.
Productions shot at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios
Feature Film (11)
|Avatar 3||2024||James Cameron|
|Avatar The Way Of Water||2022||James Cameron|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||2014||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
|Avengers Assemble (aka The Avengers)||2012||Joss Whedon|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||2011||Joe Johnston|
|Iron Man 2||2010||Jon Favreau|
|The Grind||2008||John Millea|
|Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation||2004||Phil Tippett|
|The Haunting||1999||Jan de Bont|
TV Series (8)
|Title||Released||Creator / Showrunner||IMDB|
|90210||2008 -||Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Darren Star, Rob Thomas|
|The O.C.||2003-2007||Josh Schwartz|
|Pilot episode shot at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios|
|CSI: Miami||2002 -||Various|
|Ally McBeal||1997-2002||David E. Kelley|
|Seasons 2 - 5. Season 1 was filmed at Ren-Mar Studios.|