Magazine article Screen International

The Walt Disney Co Signs Long-Term Lease for Entire Pinewood Studios Site in the UK

Magazine article Screen International

The Walt Disney Co Signs Long-Term Lease for Entire Pinewood Studios Site in the UK

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Netflix recenty signed a 10-year arrangement with the UK’s Shepperton site.

The Walt Disney Company is moving into the UK’s Pinewood Studios in a long-term agreement that echoes Netflix’s 10-year lease of the UK’s Shepperton Studios, Pinewood’s sister site.

Disney is taking all the stages, backlots and other production accommodation at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire, which is just outside London.

“It’s wonderful to have Disney here at Pinewood,” said Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group in a statement. ”They’ve been making great films with us for many years and the fact they want to shoot so many more here is testimony not only to the quality of the teams and infrastructure at Pinewood, but also to the British film industry as a whole.”

Disney was considered the obvious contender to find a permanent UK facility. …

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