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Catawba Nation seeks funds to start work on $350M film studio

An artist's rendering of the Catawba Studios on the Catawba Nation of South Carolina. Image from Catawba Studios

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is seeking startup funds for a $350 million movie studio on the reservation.

The tribe is working with a group called Studio South on the 124-acre Catawba Studios. Plans call for sound stages, a hotel, a cultural center, a school for film and music and retail and office space.

Pre-development costs run about $2 million, The Rock Hill Herald reported. The tribe and Studio South are seeking federal funds and money from York County to cover those costs, the paper said.

Beyond that, the first phase of the project will cost $35 million, the paper reported. Work could start in the spring of 2016 if enough funding is secured.

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