Film producers Garry Pastore and Deborah Mello, who used to be partners in Willowcreek Entertainment, started a company last year called the Hudson Film Group, and are focusing on filming in New Jersey.
Today, the Star Ledger notes that they would like to build a $25 million entertainment complex in Hoboken and expand it into Jersey City.
From the story:
"Formed last year, Hudson Film Group is planning 10 different film projects and television series, all expected to be filmed in New Jersey.
"They are also 'in talks' to create a $25 million entertainment complex that will start in Hoboken and expand into Jersey City, with a legitimate theater, a film screening room, a film studio; maybe a restaurant. 'It could create hundreds of jobs,' Pastore said.
"The money, in Pastore's vision, would come from the federal government and from private real estate developers."
Pastore is a theater veteran and playwright who acted in "Goodfellas." His cousin Vincent played "Big Pussy" on "The Sopranos."
What do you think? Do you like the idea?
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