BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
A new film studio will call Court Square in Long Island City its home.
The studio’s director, Mauricio Arenas, said Court Square Studios will offer a big space at an affordable price.
Arenas, along with his two friends, Jenny Bosquet and Hernan Guerrero, all of whom are from Chile, hold a decade of experience in the film industry. He said they know Court Square is becoming a hit in everything, from art to theater to films.
“I used to have a small film studio around the corner, but after this building was available, we jumped into the idea of making Court Square Studios,” he said.
What makes them unique is their independent label, Arenas said.
“We are just a group of friends trying to make it in the independent field,” he said. “We are digital, we are new and we could do it cheaper.”
Since the film production house opened its doors in January, Arenas said they have been renting space to producers and directors to make music videos, documentaries, commercials and films.
Despite the close proximity to Kaufman Studios and Silvercup Studios, Bosquet, CEO and producer at Court Square Studios, said they are the best option in comparison to the big names.
“A lot of filmmakers want to make a commercial or a documentary, but they cannot afford the prices of these huge studios,” she said. “That is why we think we are the best option because we have a really good space. We have the equipment and the knowledge to make a really good production.”
The studio, located at 21-38 44th Road, offers video production and video post-production services, as well as rooms available for rent on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
It includes 3,500 feet of raw space and an additional two rooms. The space can be used not only for filmmaking, but also as a photography studio, rehearsal space, conference space or an exhibition gallery.
Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Tsakhuja13.