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Backlot Burbank Complex Lands Leases From Animation Sector

Backlot Burbank, a 306,224-square-foot creative industrial park with 16 buildings, has signed three tenants in the animation sector, according to brokerage Colliers International.Backlot Burbank is located near the corner of Vanowen Street and North Valley Street in Burbank.Amgi Animation Studios, a full-service animation studio that focuses on story development, design, rendering and audio services, has leased an 18,392-square-foot facility at the complex. Dhar Mann Studios, a content creator that houses directors, writers, videographers and editors, will occupy two buildings with 25,490 and 27,226 square-feet.  Together, the leases total 71,108 square feet.Financial terms of the leases were not disclosed.Colliers Executive Vice Presidents David Harding, Greg Geraci, Matt Dierckman and Senior Vice President Billy Walk represented landlord BKM Capital Partners in this transaction.“The entertainment industry is springing back to life post-COIVD,” Geraci said in a statement. “We are thrilled to see these leases come together as TV, movie and other content production companies see an uptick in expansion. Backlot Burbank delivers the perfect environment for creative entertainment space and is the ideal setup for Amgi and Dhar Mann to grow.”These animation-related signings come in the aftermath of last year’s massive 150,000-square-foot lease at 2300 W. Empire Ave. in Burbank where Netflix will establish its first official animation studio.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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