Santa Fe Welcoming New Movie Studio

Santa Fe – Santa Fe, New Mexico, is expanding its star power this month with the opening of the world's newest movie studio.

Developed in pueblo-style, Santa Fe Studios looks from the outside more like a luxury hotel than a traditional warehouse-style movie studio. Its amenities include plush offices and dressing rooms complete with terraces, access to electric cars and a special ultra-high-speed Internet network used by researchers at the nearby Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

It was developed by long time movie producing and directing brothers Lance and Conrad Hool, along with Lance's son Jason. They describe it as a "boutique" studio -- a Four Seasons say, rather than a Marriott -- that was made "by film makers for film makers."

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