Studio Center

The Radford Studio Center Plan modernizes the studio to ensure it will remain a world-class production facility. The significant investment in Studio City and the entertainment industry will help keep production and jobs in Los Angeles, support local business, and establish Radford as a leader in sustainability.

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From Lettuce Ranch to Studio Lot

In 1928, at the dawn of talkie films, Mack Sennett – an enterprising silent film actor, director, and producer – transformed a lettuce ranch into a then state-of-the-art motion picture facility. Over the years, Mack Sennett Studios – the namesake of the “Studio City” community – became a hub of job creation and pioneering programming, and a place around which the residential neighborhoods of Studio City grew.

The Radford Studio Center Plan honors the studio’s legacy and reimagines the lot to ensure it will continue to be a world-class production facility for generations to come. By upgrading the studio facilities to meet modern industry standards, the plan will help keep production in Los Angeles and jobs right where they’ve been for nearly a century – steps from home.

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An investment in Radford Studio Center is an investment in the local economy.


New Direct Jobs During Construction


New Direct Jobs When Operational


Total Economic Output During Construction


Total Annual Economic Output Once Operational

Radford Studio Center in the News

February 2, 2024

Radford Studio in the Spotlight for Modern Facelift

STUDIO CITY — In a significant move for Los Angeles’ film industry, Mayor Karen Bass and City Council President Paul Krekorian, alongside local union workers and labor leaders, signed a…
January 31, 2024

Union leaders, Mayor Bass celebrate deal to remodel iconic Radford Studio Center

After almost 100 years of operation the Radford Studio Center is due for a facelift and on Wednesday, Mayor Karen Bass and union leaders gathered to celebrate a labor agreement…
June 23, 2023

Ghetto Film School Teams With Hackman Capital Partners Affiliate The MBS Group To Usher In Below-The-Line Illumination Training Program For GFS Students

EXCLUSIVE: The MBS Group, an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners and the world’s largest studio operating and production services company, has partnered with the award-winning nonprofit Ghetto Film School (GFS) to offer students the opportunity…

The Radford Studio Center Plan will modernize the studio to ensure it continues to thrive by supporting new content creators, more jobs, a greener and more sustainable site, and community partnerships that uplift the local economy and improve the quality of life in Studio City.