1. Pinewood Studios considers move to the Far East

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-09-19

    Pinewood Shepperton, the studio home of the cinematic James Bond series, is considering a move to the Far East.

    According to the Telegraph, the company is examing the possibilities of opening a new studio location in China or a neighbouring country such as Malaysia, after increasing appetite from Hollywood for Asian film sets.

    If given the go-ahead, the move would follow Pinewood’s recent expansion into Toronto with Pinewood Toronto Studios, which is currently used for film and high-budget television shoots.

    In Pinewood Shepperton’s interim results statement, the company said: ‘In our market, the Pinewood brand is highly regarded and as part of our long term strategy, we continue to look to leverage its reputation by developing wider opportunities that benefit the group.’

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