Inside Steiner Studios

  • The Observer recently got a tour of Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, the launchpad for Doug Steiner’s urban real estate empire. Join us as we go inside what will soon become the largest film production studio outside of Hollywood.

  • Forget the accents—she shot Albert Nobbs here, too.

  • Welcome to the biggest film production studios in New York.

  • The studio is comprised of 10 sound stages scattered across 15 buildings on 20 acres.

  • The next piece of the expansion is turning this old naval radio station into the home of Brooklyn College's film program.

  • Eventually, the old naval college in the woods could become home to CMU's entertainment technology program, and there are plans to build a true backlot, with sets and all, along Kent Avenue, on the northeastern edge of the 50 acre site. In total, there will be some 30 sound stages.

  • Posters hang in the lobby from some of Steiner Studios early productions, including one from The Producers signed by its producers, Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger.

  • The stages in the main building range in size from 27,000 square feet...

  • ...to 16,000 square feet.

  • Five new stages, 10 through 15, have just opened. There is no Stage 13, as Doug Steiner considered it bad luck.

  • Mr. Steiner on one of the smaller stages, which will mostly be used for commercial shoots.

  • The mayor, Gretchen Mol of Boardwalk Empire, Doug Steiner and a pack of politicos cut the ribbon on the new studios.

  • Mr. Steiner and Mr. Mayor

  • One of Jim Carey's voodoo-looking graffitis inside the studio.

  • Dressing rooms... nothing to see here.

  • Glenn Close, on the set of Damages.

  • Nucky Thompson at his desk "in Atlantic City."

  • The gang from Bored to Death rehearsing a scene.

  • Fin.