DETROIT –– Hudson Edit, a full–service postproduction facility has opened its offices in downtown Detroit in the top two floors in the historic Wright-Kay Building at Woodward and John R.
The Queen Anne-style brownstone owned by Rock Ventures is part of the downtown Detroit revitalization project created by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert.
Hudson Edit owners Audrey Pask and Larry August also co-owners of Avalon Films have relocated from their temporary location in Troy to downtown Detroit to become participants in the rejuvenation of the historic urban center.
“It’s a beautiful building, located in one of the areas in downtown that’s undergoing a significant renaissance,” August says. “As the city is reorganizing itself, entrepreneurs are leading the renovation of these areas and there’s an influx of businesses, both creative and commercial, that are moving in.”
The Wright-Kay building has been fully renovated and designed by Neumann/Smith Architecture to suit Hudson Edit’s needs. The renovation includes 6,400 square feet of space, five creative editorial suites, two graphics bays, a finishing suite, and an audio mixing suite with accompanying recording booth.
The reception from clients and staff alike has already been enthusiastic. “This building has a good soul, and all the artists here and the clients who’ve already come through feel it too,” says Hudson Edit Executive Producer Kristin Redman. “It’s a comfortable space, creative through and through, and it’s located so close to everything. There’s so much happening here; it’s great to be downtown.”
Other companies locating downtown Detroit include Lambert Edwards, Commonwealth and Lowe Campbell Ewald.