In 2018 John Prabhu and Anthony Syracuse established a partnership and co-founded LA North Studios. Together they’ve developed and now operate several F-1 certified stages on five separate campuses in Santa Clarita, California. Since creating the new studios, John and Anthony have worked together to make LA North Studios a viable option for any type of production. Their integrity, business acumen and commitment to service make this an ideal partnership. This translates to happy, repeat clients and successful projects at LA North Studios.
meet the founders
Accommodating Growing Demand
“As we have grown and scaled our business, LA North Studios has quickly become a preferred production facility in the region. All of our sound stages are fully committed, and this expansion allows us to meet our clients’ needs today and into the future, ” said LA North Co-Founders Anthony Syracuse and John Prabhu.
John Prabhu is the co-founder of LA North Studios in Santa Clarita, California and a commercial real estate professional for over 30 years. He specializes in property investment, operational & asset management, and raising capital for real estate operating platforms. Prabhu is responsible for over $4 billion in real estate transactions through acquisition, disposition, financing, and development, including ground-up and adaptive re-use.
As the co-founder of LA North, the studio has grown from a single property with five F-1 certified sound stages in 2018 to five separate campuses totaling 462,000 square feet across 16 sound stages in five short years. LA North has become one of the largest independent soundstage operators in California hosting studios including Disney, Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon Studios, Apple Studios, Paramount, Amblin Entertainment, and Universal. Recent LA North productions include Academy Award-recognized films The Fabelmans and King Richard, along with box office and streaming hits Don’t Worry Darling, Space Jam 2, Emancipation, and Love Is Blind.
Prabhu has deep roots in Southern California, having spent his early years in Malibu and Santa Monica before earning a degree from the University of California San Diego in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences. His philanthropic endeavors include supporting Project Hawaii, the Ronald McDonald Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita, the Meyer Center for Special Children, the Kohanaiki Foundation, and the Baker Family Foundation of California.
Anthony Syracuse was born and raised in Burbank, California. He began his film career in 1996 as a Prop Maker on the feature film Hard Rain. Since then he has traveled extensively as a Construction Coordinator for some of the biggest movies of our time including King Richard, Top Gun: Maverick, Captain Marvel, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Suicide Squad, Divergent, Ender’s Game, Knight and Day, and 3:10 to Yuma.
He is passionate about his profession and the art of filmmaking and has worked for every major studio on all ranges of projects. He’s focused on capitalizing on projects with film rebates to keep jobs in California and in Los Angeles County.
His hands-on experience coupled with his film and construction expertise make him a valuable asset to this project. His reputation along with his existing relationships have helped LA North Studios become a desirable destination for filmmakers.
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Both John and Anthony are hands on partners available at any time to answer any questions.