Donald Trump Wants to Build a Mini-Hollywood Film Studio City in Homestead

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It's going to be the classiest, finest film studio in all of the world. Or at least that's what Donald Trump's company seems to think.

The Trump Organization has unveiled plans to incorporate an 800-acre studio city down near Homestead in the southern reaches of Miami-Dade County dubbed, what else, Trump Studio City.

Building a studio city near Homestead has long been a dream of County Commissioner Joe Martinez, who will run against County Mayor Carlos Gimenez in the next county elections.

"Back [in 2001] I thought that it was such a great idea that I thought I would just propose it to my colleagues and it would pass and people would flock here," Martinez said while unveiling the plan according to CBS Miami. "I've learned. I've matured. And I knew I had to get someone with a name."

That name is of course Trump, and Martinez said the idea started coming together shortly after the Trump Organization purchased the Doral Golf Resort and Spa last year.

According to Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization VP, the studio city would consist of studios ranging from 25,000 to 250,000 square feet and numerous backlots equipped to handle all types of television shows and movies. The city would also include a hotel, a magnet school for film and entertainment, and an airport. It would sit on 800 acres near the Homestead Air Reserve Base, and since the land is county-owned some commissioners are flirting with the idea of giving the land to Trump for free.

The Miami area has had some recent successes in luring television and film productions to the area. Michael Bay's Pain and Gain is currently filming here, and Rock of Ages filmed scenes between Miami and Broward last year. Production for Burn Notice still calls the Coconut Grove area home, and the quickly canceled ABC series Charlie's Angels filmed in a studio in Wynwood. The county is also home to productions for many Univision and Telemundo shows, but those networks already have their own studios. The in-production Iron Man 3 will also film scenes here later this summer.

But who's going to want to film in a studio down near the middle of nowhere and far, far away from the area's most iconic areas? We're not exactly sure.

The commission voted to further explore the idea. A county attorney will have 90 days to study the proposal. The appraiser's office will have 180 days to study the feasibility of such a plan.

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Thotfool
Thotfool

Leisure City not Liberty City

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Donald Trump is a loser. Anybody can go bankrupt once, three times, means you are a loser, or is taken advantage of the system. I do not pay attention to losers! Donald Trump is a hypocrite and an idiot. His clothing/tie line is all made in China. But nobody buys his stuff so few people know about it. That's why he can go on TV and talk with his big mouth /comb over

Swatboy11
Swatboy11

Here's what nobody who seems to suggest "move it to Liberty City" just doesn't understand. Especially that idiot, Commissioner Sarnoff. You can't just "move it to Liberty City" and "give people jobs." Hollywood doesn't work that way. Major movies and TV shows shoot with highly trained crews -- if they're local, great, if not, they'll fly them in. And no Hollywood producer wants to shoot in the ghetto, straight up. Clean up Liberty City, TRAIN the people to do those jobs, and then we can talk about reality. 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Our elected officials acting like dipshits again. Nothing to see here.

Julia Graff
Julia Graff

Oh What a great idea to just "GIVE" it to Trump ......NOT.... that is right Comminsioners ... Tax us to death and give away property to someone who really needs something for free...

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

There's barely any empty lots in Liberty City, nevermind any big enough to accommodate a movie studio

Solodiciendo
Solodiciendo

no, douchewater, use some of that empty space that's already there and give people jobs building, securing, filming, acting, doing grip, electric, props, and the many other jobs in one of the most collaborative industries there is

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Great idea! Bulldoze Liberty City and build film studios in its place!

Solodiciendo
Solodiciendo

Pretty good idea but it would work better and have a greater positive impact in Liberty City. Plus it's probably just a political scam to change agricultural or wetland zoning or something so Trump can start a private prison or some stupid bullshit suburban stripmall developmental hell, the schmuchk. Joe Martiniez, You're fired

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