He Moved From Hollywood To Convert a Small Town Ohio High School Into a Film Production Studio. Will Business Follow? | Cleveland Scene

Mark Opera | Det Chansamone, a 53-year-old visual effects artist from Los Angeles, bought the empty Berkshire High School in Burton to convert into a massive film studio, including a 10,000-square-foot soundstage in the school’s gymnasium. His aim is to finish the full conversion in the next five years or so.











SOURCE: Cleveland Scene | Mark Opera
November 29, 2023

Thirty miles east of Cleveland, past the horse farms and cornfields off 422, is where Berkshire High School sits relatively quiet, save for the faint buzz of construction inside its gymnasium and the odd UPS driver parked out in front.

In the next five years, the scenery is fit to change. By the end of the decade, that red brick, century-old building on the fringe of Burton could be one of the most active film studios in Northeast Ohio.