1. Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg announce joint venture

    By Devin Zydel on 2010-02-18

    Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg are today launching a Joint Venture that will allow European and International filmmakers to take advantage of their joint infrastructure and skills when producing feature films in Germany. The newly created “Pinewood Studio Berlin Film Services” will allow filmmakers to benefit from Studio Hamburg’s production and studio services in Berlin and Hamburg, as well as from Pinewood Studios’ extensive experience gained by being at the forefront of the creative industries for nearly 75 years.

    Dr. Robin Houcken, managing director of Studio Hamburg said: “The joint venture offers international film producers new and cost effective solutions for filming in Germany.”

    Ivan Dunleavy, CEO, Pinewood Studios Group, added: “Studio Hamburg’s excellent stages in Berlin, coupled with Pinewood’s expertise and reputation in the film industry, will undoubtedly be an attractive offering to many European and International producers that favour the excellent skills base, varied locations and incentives available.”

    Pinewood Studios Group is the leading European provider of studio and related services to the worldwide film and television industries. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful features films and TV shows ever made (Slumdog Millionaire; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; James Bond).

    Studio Hamburg Group will offer filmmakers the most modern, designated, open-plan film studios in Europe. The Group also incorporates Studio Hamburg Post Production and Studio Hamburg Filmtechnik (Film technology), as well as the Studio Hamburg Media Consult International (MCI) workshops. Studio Hamburg’s offering will give producers easy access to a range of world class services including post production, set construction and scenography.

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