Oct. 12, 2012
The film industry shows promise of becoming an important economic engine in our region. In the last decade, this industry generated more than $135 million in revenue and an estimated 8,000 specialized jobs.
Baja Studios, located near Rosarito Beach, offers more than 344,000 square feet of production space. Originally built in 1996 for the production of “Titanic,” the studio has been used to film “Deep Blue Sea,” “Tremors,” “Master and Commander” and “Little Boy.”
Oscar winner Robert Redford spent two months in the summer of 2012 filming “All is Lost,” his first starring role in seven years.
Beyond the studio, the region offers the natural beauty of the sea, the mountains and desert settings. And its location, relatively close to Hollywood, provides key advantages to filmmakers.
In addition, Tijuana’s Universidad de las Californias Internacional is one of only two institutions of higher education outside of Mexico City that offers a bachelor’s degree in filmmaking.