Amazon Announces Move to Culver City Culver Studios
Culver City Real Estate is not just popular with people; companies also like to make the community their home. For that reason, Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, was not surprised that Amazon confirmed on Monday it will be moving onto the Culver Studios lot. It will be taking over the famous “Gone with the Wind” mansion and bungalows, along with other areas. The company currently employs over 700 people in Santa Monica.
According to a company statement, the move will allow Amazon to have space for new jobs including creative, technical, marketing, and legal for Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video, and World Wide Advertising.
Albert Cheng, head of Amazon Studios said, “We are very excited about being a part of 100 years of movie and TV history at the Culver Studios. Most importantly, this new L.A.-based office will give us the much needed space for our team to work and grow so we can keep bringing Prime members the very best in series and movies.”
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, noted that an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners currently owns Amazon’s future office space at 9336 W. Washington Blvd. Thomas H. Ince, a silent movie pioneer, originally developed the space in 1918 and the “Gone with the Wind” mansion was the first building to be constructed on the lot. It was modeled after George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
The structure, known for it’s iconic white columns, was once headquarters for Hollywood producers David O. Selznick and Cecil B. DeMille. The building was used in the opening credits of “Gone with the Wind,” which was produced by Selznick International Studios in 1939.
Other classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age of Film were also filmed on the lot, including “A Star is Born” and “Rebecca.” Later, it was home to television shows, such as “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Lassie,” “Batman,” “Scrubs,” “Arrested Development,” and “Cougar Town.”
Amazon plans on moving into its new 280,000 square feet Culver City offices at the end of this year. For those interested learning more about Culver Studios, go here.