Apple in talks to lease office space in West LA for original content production

Apple is reportedly looking to establish production headquarters in West Los Angeles to house its original content production effort, as reported Wednesday by The Real Deal (via 9to5Mac).

The tech giant is reportedly in talks to lease the entirety of Hackman Capital Partners’ 85,000-square-foot creative office development at 5500 W. Jefferson Boulevard near Culver City.

The space near the La Cienga Expo Line Station is around the corner from Apple’s Beats headquarters in Culver City. The office would be used for Apple’s original production effort.

Hackman also developed the Beats headquarters. Plus, Apple was in talks to move its original content division to the iconic Culver Studios, which is also owned by Hackman.

Apple has earmarked a yearly budget of $1 billion toward original video production, has hired top Sony Television veterans to lead the effort and is understood to have cut a deal to create new episodes of Spielberg’s 1980s sci-fi television anthology series “Amazing Stories.”