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New production studio coming to Downtown Youngstown

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A Valley writer, director, and producer is set to bring his creative vision to Downtown Youngstown.

Michael Anthony Forney is set to move his operation, Michael Anthony Productions, to an 81,000 square foot building on East Federal Street.

Forney said it will take about $1.5 million to turn the building into the production venue he wants. 

"For me being homegrown here, I figured I was going to take the opportunity of being here, having the heart for the area, knowing the area what we are striving to get to, knowing that we are in a big diversity resurgence right now and so this is why we are having the conversation," said Forney.

Michael Anthony Productions has major contacts with Bounce Television, Netflix, Hulu representatives and actors who have made potential commitments with the studio for future production.

The building will become a major production studio with two full-size state of the art sound stages and more.

Forney plans to have the money raised by November and is already looking to other locations in the city for future studios. 

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