MBS Media Campus

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 (12)

Avatar 32024James CameronIMDB Database page about Avatar 3
Avatar The Way Of Water2022James CameronIMDB Database page about Avatar The Way Of Water
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014Anthony Russo, Joe RussoIMDB Database page about Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers Assemble (aka The Avengers)2012Joss WhedonIMDB Database page about Avengers Assemble (aka The Avengers)
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Joe JohnstonIMDB Database page about Captain America: The First Avenger
Thor2011Kenneth BranaghIMDB Database page about Thor
Iron Man 22010Jon FavreauIMDB Database page about Iron Man 2
The Grind2008John MilleaIMDB Database page about The Grind
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation2004Phil TippettIMDB Database page about Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
Panic Room2002David FincherIMDB Database page about Panic Room
Evolution2001Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Evolution
The Haunting1999Jan de BontIMDB Database page about The Haunting

TV Series (8)

TitleReleasedCreator / ShowrunnerIMDB
902102008 - Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Darren Star, Rob ThomasIMDB Database page about 90210
Medium2005-2011VariousIMDB Database page about Medium
Boston Legal2004-2008VariousIMDB Database page about Boston Legal
O.C., The2003-2007VariousIMDB Database page about O.C., The
The O.C.2003-2007Josh SchwartzIMDB Database page about The O.C.
Arrested Development2003-2006VariousIMDB Database page about Arrested Development
Pilot episode shot at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios
CSI: Miami2002 - VariousIMDB Database page about CSI: Miami
Ally McBeal1997-2002David E. KelleyIMDB Database page about Ally McBeal
Seasons 2 - 5. Season 1 was filmed at Ren-Mar Studios.