Tamaqua Film Studios is a state-of-the-art film studio complex slated to break ground in 2024 in Tamaqua, PA. The Tamaqua Film Studios will feature eleven sound stages, an on-site hotel, catering facilities and offers the nation’s largest indoor green screen facility measuring almost the size of a football field (sixty feet high, one hundred twenty feet wide and two hundred sixty feet long).
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania, this fifty-acre film studio complex is repurposing old coal mining land into a greener and cleaner industry use for the region. Located in a federal opportunity zone just two and a half hours from New York City, Tamaqua Film Studios is poised to have a competitive edge over more established studios in the northeast as well as newly planned studios currently in development stages.
Tamaqua Film Studios offers unique incentives not available at any film studio location in the United States. Specifically, a reimbursement of taxes paid by production companies (including sales, payroll, and corporate taxes) through the Tamaqua City Revitalization Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Authority. When you couple the CRIZ incentive with a 30%-35% production cost savings (compared to comparable studios productions in NY/NJ) and a 25% PA Film Tax Credit (recently raised to $100M in July 2022), Tamaqua Film Studios will undoubtedly become a go-to facility for the film industry.
Tamaqua Film Studios will begin operations in 2024 and is currently accepting reservations for film and television projects slated for 2024.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Robert J Morgalo is an actor, director, producer, writer and published author. He is the grandson of renowned Cuban actor and poet, Jorge Raul Guerrero. Robert is a retired US Army combat veteran. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from American Military University and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy from Norwich University.
VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTIONS
Ozz Gomez was born as Osvaldo Gomez-Molina. He is an actor, producer, director and writer. He was a student for many years at The Walnut Street Theater. He has over ten years of experience in content marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing & Management from the Pennsylvania State University.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS RELATIONS
Federico Castelluccio, best known for his multi-season role as Furio Guinta in The Sopranos, is an actor, director, producer and acclaimed artist. His relationships within the film and television industry run deep and wide and will serve well to leverage Tamaqua Film Studio's partnerships within the industry . Mr. Castelluccio holds a BFA in Painting & Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
A Brown University Alumni, Mr. Maldonado is an established innovator and proven business analyst with over 25 years experience at the executive level. Known for being adept at cultivating ties with boards, stakeholders, employees and communities, he is a strategic catalyst for lasting, significant partnerships. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, research, risk mitigation, facility oversight and management, revenue conceptualism, leadership communication, efficiency optimization, and strategic partnerships.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Dr. Suzanne Yu MD, Ph.D, an anesthesiologist, is the CEO of a group practice and the medical director of a state of the art surgical center in the Bronx that speciallizes in ambulatory Anesthesiology. She is an executive producer on the films “The Comeback Trail,” which stars academy award winners Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Tommy Lee Jones, “The Mick and Trick,” and “The Companion.” She became the first Asian woman to grace the cover of ShowBiz Magazine. Suzanne Ge Yu heads up our international business relations division with focus on Asian markets and project developments.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS - EUROPE
Yvonne Maria Schaefer is a German-American actress and producer based in Frankfurt, Germany and New York.
She began her career as an actress and model as a child.
In the 1990s, while studying at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, she focused more intensely on film and worked in international productions, television series and theater. She sang background vocals for several bands, including Joe Cocker and Vanessa Mae. Before moving to the U.S., Yvonne lived part-time in various Asian countries and in Spain, where she also worked in film. In 2008, she moved to New York and founded the production company YMC Films and in 2012 YMC Entertainment, a branch in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to better serve the international market. Her latest films were, a segment of Berlin, I Love You (2019) , starring Hayden Panettiere and Bridge Between (2022).
In addition Yvonne advises international film productions and serves as a strategic consultant to companies and start-ups in other industries.