A Hollywood-style movie studio is in the works in South Windsor, but it's not lights, camera, action just yet.
Connecticut Studios presented the plan to the South Windsor Town Council on Monday.
According to Mayor Saud Anwar, the project will be broken down into phases, and phase two all depends on the success of phase one.
“Phase one is construction of the fuel cell and also one of the large stages,” Anwar explained.
Town Manager Matthew Galligan said the money for that is already in place and according to the mayor, phase one is a guarantee. Phase two, however, depends heavily on funds generated by a fuel cell selling excess energy back to CL&P.
“The key thing is the fuel cell,” said Galligan. “Once that is up and running, that will be generated into the project.”
The mayor said breaking the project into phases is actually a better way of doing business and plans are in place if phase two ultimately isn’t viable.
Galligan said the town is committed to the projects and, with a well-thought-out approach, is confident an East Coast Hollywood could soon become reality.
“I think we are going to have movie studio. There is strong indication that the movie industry is very big on the East Coast,” he said. “Connecticut ranks third in the country for being favorable for that industry and the players are still knocking on our door saying, 'When are you going to build it?'"