NFTS and Pinewood Group announce partnership to train next generation of filmmakers

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has unveiled an ambitious new partnership with Pinewood Group to train the next generation of UK filmmakers, establishing a dedicated education and training centre within Screen Hub UK, Pinewood’s expansion development which will also include an international visitor experience and new film production facilities. The ground-breaking NFTS training … Read more

Pinewood Studios supports youth employment scheme Kickstart

The work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey and minister for employment Mims Davies MP recently visited Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, to officially launch the Pinewood Group’s Kickstart Scheme, and meet one of the eight participants who will join them on a six-month long placement. The Kickstart Scheme is a government initiative aimed at … Read more

Hear from Ridley Scott in the next ‘In Conversation with Lord David Puttnam’ seminar

Beginning in March, Lord Puttnam has led five seminars on all aspects of the screen industries. The sixth, on 11 May, will focus on the growing importance of factual and documentary makers with Ridley Scott. University of Sunderland and Northern Film + Media present the series with suppport from Pinewood Group. Socially sharable and broadcast … 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

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Visits Pinewood Studios

The Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley, MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport joined Pinewood Group’s Chairman Paul Golding and Corporate Affairs Director Andrew M. Smith last week (6th July) to present twenty-one Pinewood employees with Pinewood Studio Management Diplomas. Ms Bradley also met Pippa King, a media apprentice within Pinewood’s Digital Content … Read more

Pinewood Group agrees $425m takeover deal

The Pinewood Group looks set to be sold to a US-based asset management business in a deal worth around £320m. Pinewood, which owns UK studios in Buckinghamshire, Shepperton and Cardiff, as well as facilities abroad in Malaysia, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the USA, announced its desire for a takeover at the start of the … Read more