Jake’s Take Podcast: Steven Demmler

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

 It is a privilege to welcome South Side Studios head and Talon Entertainment President Steven Demmler to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. 

As a teenager, Steven began catching cue cards at Studio 8H – the legendary home of Saturday Night Live. Currently, he is spearheading efforts to bring Hollywood to Texas through South Side Studios. The studio is known for being the only large-scale film and TV production facility and studio located in the heart of Dallas. Recently, the facilities have been used to film binge-watching favorites, including The CW’s The Chosen and Dallas, along with five seasons of Queen of the South. Also, South Side Studios is in south Dallas, less than two miles from downtown. 

Currently, South Side Studios is now going through a multi-million-dollar upgrade. Their extensive renovation plan includes the construction of five cutting-edge soundstages on the existing property, each ranging in size with dimensions of approximately 8,000, 20,000, 25,000, and two 15,000 square feet, respectively. The studio will house a state-of-the-art post-production facility, production offices, a mill, a prop house, camera packages, and G&E packages. The renovation will also feature two new production studios, including a massive 270-degree wall and ceiling setup with complete tracking and robotic camera equipment. 

Steven Demmler leverages South Side Studios’ comprehensive experience across film, television, and global finance to design, fund, and realize his creative visions. The Dallas Film Commissioner and award-winning Tony Armer is on his Board of Advisors. 

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Steven Demmler reflected on the lessons he learned from Saturday Night Live and hopes South Side Studios will propel Dallas to become an essential part of the film industry. 

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You can also connect with Steven Demmler on Instagram.

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