A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R.R. Martin is launching the Stagecoach Foundation, a "30,000-square-foot nonprofit office and production facility that will be open to both major Hollywood productions and beginning film entrepreneurs," in Santa Fe, N.Mex., the Albuquerque Journal reported. The building was donated to Martin, who lives in Santa Fe and also owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
"What this means for the city specifically is more film infrastructure," said Santa Fe mayor Javier Gonzales. "As a foundation and a nonprofit, his [Martin's] vision is to make this facility accessible and affordable" so film and digital artists will have a space "where they can go and create."
Joel and Ethan Coen, who filmed No Country for Old Men in New Mexico, are expected to use the Stagecoach Foundation space, according to the mayor, who tweeted: "Giant step forward for our film economy today as we welcomed @GRRM Stagecoach Foundation production facilities. First up Cohen Bros!"