RINCON, GA--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2015) - Moon River Studios announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AppleBox Productions, North Florida's largest grip and lighting equipment house. Moon River Studios is the largest film studio development project in the nation.
A division of FONU2, Inc. (
Home to films such as Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks, Robin Wright), Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (John Cusack, Kevin Spacey) as well as Magic Mike XXL (Channing Tatum, Sofia Vergara), Savannah and Coastal Georgia boast a rich history of highly successful films being shot on location. The addition of the film infrastructure that Moon River will be providing is expected to generate significant growth for the film industry in Coastal Georgia. Georgia currently is ranked number 1 in the nation for growth in the film industry.
"We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of AppleBox Productions and see it as a major milestone not only for Moon River Studios and its shareholders, but also for the infrastructure of Georgia's booming film industry," stated Jake Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of FONU2. "Any Georgia based film productions that rent from us will qualify for the 30-percent tax credit on our film equipment rentals to them. We believe this acquisition will positively affect not only Moon River Studios' future endeavors but also coastal Georgia as a whole."
About FONU2 Inc.
FONU2 Inc. is a film studio and social commerce company that is actively developing a 1,560 acre film studio complex in Effingham County, Georgia. The studio operates under the name Moon River Studios, Inc., inspired by Savannah musician Johnny Mercer's song "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. The facilities and the equipment will be available for rental to production companies as well as utilized by the Company for its own films.
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