Hollywood plans £700m film and TV studios in Hertfordshire

Plans for a £700m film and TV studios facility in the UK have been revealed by a Hollywood studio. The owners of Sunset Studios in Los Angeles and an investment firm have bought a 91-acre site in Hertfordshire for £120m. Subject to planning permission, the production centre would be built in Broxbourne. The government said … Read more

Film London is boosting sustainable film through international collaboration

Recently, Film London CEO Adrian Wootton moderated two panels at the European Audiovisual Observatory UK Presidency Conference 2021 with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS); Boosting Sustainable Film through International Collaboration. With around 600 people tuning in worldwide to hear from a number of industry leading figures and policy makers across Europe, … Read more

Film London reveals its 2021 Lodestars

Film London has announced its 2021 Lodestars, the annual list honouring the innovative creators and practitioners to watch from across the capital. With lodestars known for their inspiration and guidance, the list celebrates those within Film, TV and Games who shine with outstanding creativity or craftsmanship, tipped to go on to ever greater works in … Read more

Film Studio in North London launch plan revealed

Location Collective today announced plans to launch a new, 214,000 sqft film studio in the capital during late summer 2021. Enfield-based OMA:X Film Studios is just 700m from Location Collective’s first film studio venture – OMA Film Studios – which opened for business only 9 months ago in Enfield, North London. OMA:X features 6 sound stages, each … Read more

Film London and Geotourist launch Movie Magic tour

Film London and Geotourist are have launched a new free digital audio tour. Curated by Film London and produced in partnership with Geotourist, ‘Movie Magic Tour’ takes in 12 filming locations across London, exploring the stories behind the movie magic captured in the capital. From Batman Begins to Mary Poppins Returns, the digital audio tour, narrated by Adrian … Read more

Los Angeles-based media giant HCP set to open second site in Barking

The Los Angeles-based media juggernaut, Hackman Capital Partners (HCP), is to open a second site in the borough after first securing Dagenham’s film studio, set to be the largest film studio in London. HCP, which invested in such shows as The Sopranos and Sex and The City, has arranged a deal with the council to … Read more

Success for Shepperton Studios as Council support plans

Spelthorne Borough Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning permission for the improvement and expansion of the world-renowned Shepperton Studios site in Surrey, England. This decision will allow the progression of Pinewood Group’s £500 million investment to expand the world-class facility, increasing capacity for film and high-end television production in the UK. It … Read more

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