24-acre Six-Stage Complex to Serve Georgia’s Thriving Major Film Production Industry

Cinema South Studios rendering

 Award-winning architecture firm 5G Studio Collaborative is expanding its successful work in the entertainment industry with the design of a vast film studio in the Atlanta market, where the film production business is already vibrant and growing.

Cinema South Studios, a $58 million six-stage leading technology film production complex, will be built across 24-acres in Fayetteville in North Fayette County, Georgia.  The property is located at 2260 State Highway 138 SW, Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia  30124.

The studio’s owners are film producer and Cinema South CEO Alvin Williams; film maker, broadcast media leader and Cinema South co-CEO Tammy Williams; Todd Brooks, president of Brooks Real Estate Development Inc.; and Jim Viviano, partner and director of 5G Studio Collaborative’s Atlanta office and the lead architect for the design.

Currently, film production business in Georgia is a sector with continued exponential and steady growth. The Georgia Governor’s office reports that 245 television and film projects shot in Georgia in fiscal 2016 had an economic impact of $7 billion.

Major films from Marvel have already been produced at studios in Atlanta, including Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

In the vibrant film production sector actively growing in Georgia, Cinema South is a finely designed, fully equipped production campus that will serve movie studios, broadcast networks, cable networks, streaming-video-on-demand platforms, gaming companies and independent producers.

Cinema South is an extraordinary facility for film production that is unique and standard setting,” said Alvin Williams.  “Our deep experience in the industry allows us first-hand knowledge of just what film production teams need, and we’ve created Cinema South to help our clients work at optimum levels to contribute to their success in very meaningful ways.  The growth of our industry in Georgia will continue, and we are inspired about being a part of the infrastructure for success.”

The Atlanta Business Chronicle featured the extraordinary Cinema South studio project in the July 7, 2017 front-page article, The second big film studio set for Fayette County.

LAI Atlanta Chapter Vice-President Jim Viviano leads the Cinema South team that developed the program and site plan for the entire 25 acre campus, including all of the architectural designs of the studio and support buildings. As a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB and a LEED Accredited Professional, Jim is a leading advocate for sustainable development, design and construction; Jim is fully committed to creating architecture that serves all people within a community, while also being harmonious with nature and as a good steward of the environment.


LAI Board Member Holly Elmore assembled information provided by Jim Viviano for the post.