Much has already been said about the closing of the Harrison County Skate Park. Now we learn more about the film company who wants to lease the building. A self-made business woman, and owner of Pass Christian Soap Company, is one of the faces of Gulf Coast Studios, the lessee getting ready to take over the Harrison County Skate Park.
Paula Lindsay, the owner of Pass Christian Soap Co., says, “It’s not really that different. Sales are sales. We're selling the Gulf Coast.” Lindsay will be the managing partner running day-to-day operations at the soundstage coming to Debuys Road. Her team is ready to lease the shell of the building on the lot. Lindsay says, “As soon as we get the key, we're going to hit the ground running.” With her successful soap business based in Pass Christian and her sound stage partners in Los Angeles and Miami, Lindsay plans to be local eyes and ears for the sound stage that she says will change the Gulf Coast.
Lindsay also says, “You can just look at New Orleans. It’s booming because of the film industry. It’s the new Hollywood.” The closest soundstage is currently in New Orleans, and Lindsay believes the new soundstage will bring a boom outside of the films. Lindsay closes, “The big impact is gonna’ be the economy. It’s gonna’ help the restaurants and tourism in general.” The deal is still being finalized with the county, and Lindsay is excited to bring southern Mississippi its first soundstage. Lindsay has worked behind the scenes in the film industry for years. She was the consulting producer for Category 5 with Burt Reynolds and the unit publicist for Happy Log.