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Is James Bond Moving House? Pinewood Shepperton Studios Announce Plans For US Sound Stages

UK's famous studio heading across the Atlantic

UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton, home to James Bond, has announced plans to build its first sound stages across the Atlantic in the US.

The new complex, Pinewood Atlanta, will be built on 288 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, as a joint venture with a US investment company.

In a statement on the company's website, it's been revealed that the Atlanta base will feature multiple sound stages, and will be used to produce films, television, music and video games.

The area has been chosen for it's tax incentives for film-makers, introduced five years ago where productions receive a tax credit of 20-30% if they spend $500,000 or more in the state.

Pinewood is the home to the James Bond franchise (WENN)

Pinewood's chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said the agreement to build Pinewood Atlanta was "another step forward for the Pinewood brand internationally. This new studio will target US productions. Georgia has excellent fiscal incentives and a great crew base."

Pinewood is home to a long line of Great British films including the James Bond franchise and the early Batman films.

This new deal is just one sign of the studio's huge expansion plans, with a joint venture with a Chinese media group also announced this month.


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