Plymouth Rock Studios Zoning Vote Approved by Massachusetts Attorney General

February 9, 2009

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, February 6, 2009, Plymouth Rock Studios, a $500 million film and television studio based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, reached another milestone when the October 27, 2008 Plymouth Town Meeting vote creating a new zoning overlay district for the proposed project was approved by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Plymouth Town Meeting Members were asked in October to approve a new “Movie and Entertainment Production Overlay District (MEPOD)” and a Tax Increment Financing Agreement (TIF) for the proposed Project. In both instances, the town meeting articles were approved by an overwhelming majority.

In approving the MEPOD, the Attorney General’s Office stated, “The proposed by-law establishes an overlay district in which a Movie and Entertainment Production Studio Development is allowed as of right subject to site plan review.” The TIF agreement was certified by the Commonwealth earlier this year.

The studio will have 14 soundstages and a 10-acre back lot, plus production offices, post- production facilities, a theater, hotel, and an amenity village.

David Kirkpatrick-Chairman of Plymouth Rock Studios said, “I would like to again thank the Town Meeting Members and the other elected officials for their efforts leading up to the town meeting vote. The Attorney General’s ruling is a validation of the cooperative work done to establish the MEPOD.”

About Plymouth Rock Studios:

Plymouth Rock Studios is a $500-million film and television studio complex in Plymouth, Massachusetts, slated to open in 2010 as the world’s first LEED(R)-certified, environmentally friendly studio complex. The project provide growth of the entertainment industry in New England. For more information on Plymouth Rock Studios: www.plymouthrockstudios.com or www.HollywoodEastTV.com.

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