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Meet LEX Studios, Kentucky’s newest and largest TV + film production studios

Wrigley Media group has opened the state’s largest film + TV production studios right here in Lexington.

An exterior shot of a big gray stone building with lots of windows that says LEX Studios

LEX Studios has taken over the former Woodhill Cinemas building. | Photo courtesy of LEX Studios

The former Woodhill Cinema is now a new production studio — can you name a more serendipitous evolution? But the space is not your average blank canvas. LEX Studios is actually the largest TV + film production studio in the state.

About the space

Located at 425 Codell Dr., it took Owner Misdee Wrigley Miller four years to transform the long-vacant movie theater into a production studio.

“LEX Studios not only offers the technical infrastructure necessary for high-caliber productions, but also grants access to Kentucky’s rich variety of filming locations. From urban settings to natural landscapes, the region provides an array of visually striking backdrops that can elevate any production,” said Wrigley Miller.

A cameraman with a tight shot of bottles surrounded by other production people in a room with blue lights.

LEX Studios aims to cater to all size projects, including small-scale productions like live streaming + corporate videos. | Photo provided by LEX Studios

In addition to the physical space, LEX Studios will also be able provide production + post-production services through its sister company Wrigley Media, also founded + owned by Wrigley Miller. The building features:

  • 50,000+ sqft of production space
  • Three separate soundstages
  • Green rooms
  • Numerous office spaces
  • Dining areas for 150+
  • Parking for 100+

Goals + incentives

Tim Sabo, a 25-year production veteran, will lead the space as Studio Manager and Producer.

“We have the goal to become renowned as the go-to production facility for US production outside of the four major production hubs: Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago,” said Sabo.

Wrigley Miller added that expanding the entertainment workforce in Kentucky could help boost the economy (think: tourism and business for hotels + restaurants) and “transform the entertainment industry on a national level.”

“Thanks to the Kentucky tax incentive, which is the most robust in the country, we are poised to bring much more film and television production to the state,” Wrigley Miller said.

Before we roll the credits, see some of the movies that have been filmed in our region.

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