San Francisco Production Industry Icon Saved from Demolition

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Beyond Pix Studios Acquires new space at 2178 Palou Avenue in San Francisco, former home of Bayshore Studio, on Eve of Destruction; Embarks on Restoration, Facelift and Upgrade of Historic Space

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“The re-opening of the old Studio space is an enormous asset to our community, as it’s never good to lose such an important resource. Beyond Pix has a great reputation for being honest and fair, as well as giving back to the community....

Bayshore Studio played a central role in San Francisco’s thriving production industry for 17 years , but was slated for demolition after closing its doors in late 2011. Beyond Pix Studios acquired the facility in January to preserve, restore and re-open the space as a resource for the San Francisco production community. The studio is the only acoustically-designed and full-service sound stage production facility in San Francisco, with more than 6500 square feet and a 50x50 foot stage with a cyc wall.

“It’s been a tough 5 years for our industry as a whole, but I see a rebound gaining momentum, especially in the Bayshore district. As a new groundswell of film and video companies have opened in that area during the last 6 months, it makes sense to preserve the Bayshore Studio space for local companies to leverage as the rebound continues,” said Ray Santiago, Beyond Pix Founder.

The studio will be re-opened as @Bayshore on March 9, at 2178 Palou Avenue in San Francisco, after a substantial restoration and upgrades.

New Look and Services @ Bayshore
In addition to a facelift, @Bayshore will operate differently than in the past. The new studio will support the local industry by making itself available in a wide array of configurations – from fully equipped and staffed to being rented as a dry stage. Clients will now be welcome to use @Bayshore as an open source and bring their own staff, equipment, roll up their own trucks, etc.

“The re-opening of the old Studio space is an enormous asset to our community, as it’s never good to lose such an important resource. Beyond Pix has a great reputation for being honest and fair, as well as giving back to the community, so we totally support their endeavor,” said Janet Coleman, owner of JCX, a company providing expendables to the San Francisco film and video communities for more than 20 years. “I know they’ll be a big success!”

@Bayshore is now open for business and can be seen by appointment. It is fully functional and operational, although renovations continue.

Community Celebration and Open House
A San Francisco Production Industry party is planned in conjunction with the re-opening of Bayshore Studio as @Bayshore. The company will be joined by several other film and video businesses in the SoMa area to host open houses on a day in mid April (date TBD) from 3pm to 8pm.

History of Bayshore Studio
Bayshore Studio operated as the only acoustically-designed, full-service sound stage in San Francisco for 17 years. It hosted local, national and international productions ranging from commercials and corporate videos to music videos and independent feature work.
The company fulfilled a need for a real sound stage in San Francisco and worked with musicians, corporations and politicians including Metallica, Charles Schwab and Senator Dianne Feinstein.

About Beyond Pix
Beyond Pix Studios is a leading video production company in San Francisco, California, specializing in video production, post-production, creative services, broadcast services, media training and interactive media. For an online tour, visit beyondpix.com. With a full-service location in the heart of the Media Gulch neighborhood for 20 years, Beyond Pix recently expanded by opening @ Bayshore, San Francisco’s largest shooting stage, in the Bayshore neighborhood of the SoMa district.

Media Contacts:
Jen Hamori • 415.434.1027 • jen(at)beyondpix(dot)com
Tony Welch • 415.434.1027 • tony(at)beyondpix(dot)com

http://www.beyondpix.com

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