So reports the Charlotte Observer. Seems that city wants more details — think projected construction costs excluding things like consultant’s fees — and Studio Charlotte Development so far has been unwilling and/or unable to provide them. According to the city’s economic development director, the negotiations don’t seem to be going anywhere fast. Brett Hesse of Studio Charlotte Development, meanwhile, provides this response to the UPoR:
“We had heard some people in the city were confused because of the lack of information. Have they read our 38-page RFP response? It’s in strong detail.”
This may qualify as one of the more public arrogant responses for a request for data from someone that’s looking to write you very large checks in some time. This also doesn’t bode well for the quality of management that we can expect from the film studio.