BACKLOTS/EXTERIOR SETS HELP CREATE MOVIE MAGIC
Backlots are areas behind or adjoining movie studios that contain permanent exterior sets for filming outdoor scenes, and/or space to build temporary sets.
These buildings can be modified with accessories & set dressing to match any time period and location, from mountain scenes to modern day city blocks, and may give the illusion of vast location sites, while actually only taking up a few acres of the backlot.
Here are companies that provide this service:
20th CENTURY FOX STUDIOS PRODUCTION SERVICES
GOLDEN OAK RANCH
MBS MEDIA CAMPUS
NBCUNIVERSAL STUDIOS STAGES & BACKLOT
SONY PICTURES STUDIOS