AMG Studios www.amgstudiosla.com, a creative collective focused on photography, videography and design will expand this summer, offering its space as the next creative co-working space in the Greater Long Beach Community.
AMG, which started with just two employees and grew into a team of photographers, filmmakers and designers based out of the local community, is currently re-arranging the part-warehouse, part office building at 2225 E. 28th St in Signal Hill, the current home of their media production operation.
The new co-working offering, which has yet to be named, goes live August 17th. It's reminiscent of what local arts, business and tech incubators have been doing recently as the trend of shared professional work spaces is continuing to grow.
The opportunity for co-working space is aimed at growing creative businesses. “There comes a time in a creative freelancers career where you feel like you’re missing out on opportunities because you do not have the needed assets to elevate to the next level. Having access to a professional creative operation that can include administrative support, professional meeting and learning spaces, and a creative studio facility is a game changer. It was for us, and we just want to open our doors for creatives to advance their businesses.” said Marc Guy, CEO of Asset Media Group, the parent company of AMG Studios.
“The decision came out of countless creatives visiting the space and expressing their need to access professional business support and spaces on a regular basis.. Our space will now allow our community of creatives to have just that in a space that is anchored by a fully built-out, functional photography and video studio in town. We will also have professional photo and video equipment that can be rented”, AMG co-founder and president Melissa Guy said.
There will be office spaces, a meeting room, and a number of shared desks.The business has about one-third of its coworking openings already booked. “We know that this model works. One of our coworking photographers has nearly tripled his business since calling our space home about a year ago”, claimed Guy.
While AMG itself focuses on photo, video and design, the new co-working environment will be open to creatives of all types, from writers and journalists to small marketing teams and beyond. "We want the creative, the graphic designers and filmmakers, but it will have a conference space "We really want something that'll blend that gap (between creative artists and business)."
With some work left on the 3,000-square-foot warehouse and office space, Guy said his team will host a mixer this summer to introduce the new space to local creatives.
AMG, which now has three full-time photographers and videographers, a full-time graphic designer, marketing strategist, and an office assistant will be adding a campus manager and new photographer to this mix as things come together.
For more information on creative Coworking at AMG Studio visit http://www.amgstudiosla.com/studio-coworking-space-for-creatives.html
Marketing Wife-ager at Asset Media Group, Inc.