Tue, 19 Oct 2021

CUPERTINO, California: Apple is building a massive 550,000 square-foot Los Angeles office complex sprawling into the Culver City neighborhood that will serve as the company's headquarters for the region.

Over the summer, news leaked out that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company was looking for new opportunities as it ramps up its entertainment production for its streaming service AppleTV+.

Apple told Variety that the new LA campus will be a "mixed-use" facility, but the firm did not give details on what kind of production studio space will be part of the development.

"We're in the early planning stages and will have more to share down the line," the rep told the publication.

Apple's new offices are located along National, Venice and Washington boulevards, the company said. The two facilities will be connected by a "shared wall."

The iPhone-maker has slowly made a push into show biz with the launch of its streaming service, AppleTV+ in 2019. Apple has since pumped a lot of money into shows like "Ted Lasso" and "The Morning Show," to compete with Netflix and Disney, which have over 200 million and 100 million subscribers, respectively.

But the streaming service, which costs $4.99 a month, has a long way to go.

As part of Apple's pledge to create 20,000 new U.S. jobs over the next five years, the company said in April that it expects to grow its Culver City headcount to more than 3,000 employees by 2026.

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