Actor, director and writer Michael Jai White, known for “Spawn”, “The Dark Knight”, “Arrow”, & “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”, announced the launch of Jaigantic Studios in New Haven, Connecticut.
The studio was comprised out of a desire for White to produce more personalized content, and to expand the industry he’s well versed in by offering jobs, training, and apprenticeships to the local community in his home state.
Sharing close proximity with Yale, Jaigantic Studios will grant Yale School of Drama students an accessible industry hub. As the first mini-major studio in the area, the facility will offer various sound stages, production offices, post-production and support facilities, as well as motion capture stages, which will feature 360-degree virtual production volumes. White’s intent is to establish Connecticut as a go-to entertainment production hub. Connecting the state’s advantageous film and TV tax incentive, the tri-state area talent pool and White’s technologically advanced production facility can prove beneficial for filmmakers.
White has already begun producing original projects under the studio name. “The Outlaw Johnny Black,” will be the first production completed under Jaigantic Studios. The premiere date will be Thanksgiving of this year. “Crossroads Cafe” and the sequel to 2009 action comedy “Black Dynamite”, which he co-wrote and starred in, will follow at a later date.
Jaigantic will open Studio One in July.