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Warners Buying Leavesden Studios
Securing the home of Harry Potter and co

28 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Warner Bros clearly enjoys using the Leavesden Studios, the home of all the Harry Potter movies, parts of The Dark Knight and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, so much that the company wants to buy the place.

With £100 million to spend, the plan is for the studio to make it its European production base; the first, according to Variety since MGM set up MGM London Films at Elstree back in the 1940s.

If it gets approval from the local councils, the company will refit the place with new production and post-production facilities, increasing its ability to produce visual effects, animatronics and editing, as well as offer exterior filming areas.

So if you've ever dreamed of owning a production facility (and who hasn't?), and have £101 million to spare, you could try to compete.


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I agree this will be great for the uk film industry,i also agree with what Angelis2811 said,''not all blockbusters are American made!''.   leavesden studios is famously known as the place where the harry potter movie series was filmed.(im a big harry potter fan) Im also a big fan of british films,i feel that british actors and actresses have a very different view on how one approchs a part in a movie or a stage preformance, it seems to me that when it comes to british actors More

Posted by hpmoviefan777 at 23:43 on 31 January 2010 | Report This Post

It'll be great news for the british film makers out there! I hope that this will increase jobs, uk talent and raise awareness that not all blockbusters are American made!! More

Posted by Angelis2811 at 19:53 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

At Long Last, Warner!
It's always amazed me the way Hollywood studios have never taken advantage of the pool of talent in UK and surrounding countries. Until now, that is. This is exciting news for everyone who works in the industry, especially during the global downturn. The more people who get a chance to get their ideas up on the screen, the more chance there is that great movies will be made. Good for the industry and the movie-going public. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:11 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

This has got to be great news, unless they are just planning a theme park... More

Posted by Ishouldbeasleep at 15:14 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Amazing news!
fix the leaky roof! More

Posted by ArtDepartmentAlbert at 13:48 on 28 January 2010 | Report This Post

Amazing news!
For the UK film Industry. This will keep a lot of the UK crews and talent working on the big Hollywood stuff. More

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