Movies

Warner Bros opens new film and TV studio in London

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/11/Harry%20Potter.jpg?itok=rQurus6J

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. has formally opened its new film and TV studio in Leavesden, in the outskirts of London. Warner Bros. has filmed the Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Wrath of the Titans here, among others.

The Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is ‘the first of its kind to be built in the U.K. in 70 years‘ and secures the future of over a third of the dedicated major feature film production stage space in the UK. It will help further position the country as a center of filmmaking excellence."

The Hollywood studio undertook a ?100 million ($155 million) revamp of the more than 250,000 square feet complex near Watford.

The stages range in size from 10,000 to 36,000 square feet and the space also offers a series of workshops. The facilities in the studio include one of the largest heated underwater filming tanks in Europe. And the site provides a 100 acre back-lot, one of the most extensive in Europe, which the company says can be adapted for any production needs.

The studio is also home to the recently opened Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, a walking tour that takes guests behind the scenes of the iconic Harry Potter movie series.

It may be of interest to know that Warner used to rent the studio space but then bought the facility in late 2010.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/31/thetre.jpg?itok=lFPO2mjQ
Netflix buys Hollywood’s classic Egyptian Theatre

MUMBAI: Netflix has just bought a classic edifice from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Egyptian Theatre, reinforcing the streaming giant’s interest in the movie industry.  

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/29/movies.jpg?itok=vN3BhKuX
IMPPA sets shooting guidelines in Maharashtra

The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) has written a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray about resuming shoots of films, TV serials and web originals with proper SOP in place.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/28/film-city.jpg?itok=AJRf28DC
Stakeholders meet Maharashtra state official on shooting SOP

MUMBAI: Major stakeholders of the media and entertainment industry attended a zoom meeting with Maharashtra state cultural affairs secretary Sanjay Mukherjee on 28 May and talked about SOPs for production resumption. The meeting was truly encouraging and there were a lot of fruitful co,nclusions...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/26/rucha.jpg?itok=BCDLcLzt
Rucha Pathak joins Excel Entertainment as producer

MUMBAI: Rucha Pathak has joined Excel Entertainment as producer. She was chief creative officer at Fox Star Studios. Excel Entertainment is strengthening its team in preparation for their 2021-2022 slate of films and shows. As a producer Rucha Pathak has been actively backing innovative scripts and...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/25/hollywood.jpg?itok=dnJHDofj
Venice Film Festival is on for September

MUMBAI: The Venice film festival will not be postponed and will be held as planned, reports Variety. The website has quoted Veneto governor Luca Zaia as saying that the world’s longest-running film festival will take place between September 2 and 12. The prestigious film festival will be held as...

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/25/sc.jpg?itok=fGmUZYNj
OTT release won’t disrupt cinema ecosystem, theatres to rebound

The Advertising Club Bangalore recently organised a webinar ‘The Future of Cinema’ that delved into various aspects of the cinema business and how the industry will deal with this pandemic.

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/camera.jpg?itok=nkOEfg7n
Producers’ guild issues safety guidelines for shooting

MUMBAI: Producers’ Guild of India has issued a list of protective measures to be adopted during filming. According to the producer's handbook, prior training and daily briefing about sanitization will be given to members present at the set. The association has urged crew members and people present...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/filmaker.jpg?itok=U-s1Kyg7
Producers’ guild, filmmakers provide vanity vans for on-duty cops

MUMBAI: Ever since the Covid2019 pandemic stuck us, the film fraternity has been standing at the vanguard of providing the much-needed succour and support to the needy and the affected. The industry has been leading by example by extending whatever help it could in these times of crisis. Now,...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/23/lion.jpg?itok=db5iZ8Ti
Lionsgate reports $944 million revenue in Q4

Global content leader Lionsgate has reported fourth quarter (ending 31 March, 2020) revenue of $944 million, operating loss of $12 million and net loss attributable to Lionsgate shareholders of $45 million or $0.20 diluted net loss per share on 219.9 million diluted weighted average common shares...

Movies International

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required