Lights, camera, action: inside the booming film studio sector

23.08.21  –  PRESS  –  REACT MEDIA LTD News last week that production of the new Lord of the Rings television series will be moving from New Zealand to the UK after its first series says a lot about both the healthy state of the UK film industry and why real estate investors are taking note.   Demand for studio space has surged in recent years thanks to the insatiable growth of streaming giants like Netflix, Disney and Amazon who are investing billions to create new TV series and films.

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Speaker confirmed for Liverpool City Region property dinner

11.08.21  –  PRESS  –  INSIDER MEDIA LTD Entrepreneur Jeremy Rainbird has been confirmed as the speaker at Insider’s upcoming Liverpool City Region Property Dinner. Seven years ago, he and business partner Piers Read launched The Creative District Company: an urban regeneration developer with studios and education at its heart. The duo are also behind the Oscar-winning Twickenham Film Studios facility via their Time + Space Studios’ network: a fast-growing family of film and TV campuses. Time + Space Studios is the anchor tenancy at Capital & Centric’s Littlewoods Studios, which won the Future Ambition Award at Insider’s 2020 Liverpool City Region Property Awards. Introduced last year, the Future Ambition Award recognises the project that is the most forward-looking and positions the Liverpool City Region for growth. Rainbird’s speech is expected to share his insight into the reasons for investing in Liverpool and what further opportunities this could unlock. The Liverpool City Region Property Dinner takes place

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We are Hiring…
Digital Marketing Manager

JOB TITLE: Digital Marketing Manager DEPARTMENT: Marketing  LOCATION: Twickenham Film Studios in Twickenham Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End Kings Cross office. There in the future may be some travel to Ashford Film Studios in Kent and Littlewoods Film Studios in Liverpool REPORTS TO: Marketing Director  APPLICATION: Tuesday 20th July CONTRACT: *This is a full time role. Salary based on the candidate’s experience.   Overview // We are looking for a highly talented, motivated and passionate DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER to join our growing Film & TV Studios family. The role would be working in to the Marketing Director and two Co-Owners working across numerous projects for the The Creative District Improvement Co urban regeneration family of creative spaces, Film & TV studios, workspace and social businesses including –TIME + SPACE Studios (Twickenham Film Studios, Ashford Film Studios, Littlewoods Film Studios), TIME + SPACE Co (Hornsey Arts Centre) and TIME + WORKSPACE. The role is full time and would be based from: Twickenham Film Studios in Twickenham, Hornsey

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U.K. Studio Boom “White Hot” Despite a Year of Lockdowns

Hollywood tentpoles and high-end TV are driving production activity to record heights: “This bottleneck was built because of COVID-19. In early March 2020, a new $640 million fund investing in a series of film studios throughout the UK was officially announced. First up: Twickenham Studios, the century-old London site known for such British classics as The Italian Job, Zulu and Monty Python & the Holy Grail and the home of the Oscar-winning sound work for Bohemian Rhapsody. The $50 million acquisition of this iconic spot was announced with the new fund, run by The Creative District Improvement Co.

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Piers Read, the film studios developer bringing tinseltown to London town

Piers Read

His enthusiasm is infectious. Out on the roof — destined to become a bar terrace — he points out Alexandra Palace, though perhaps you have to be six foot-something like him to see it — with my facemask-foggy specs, I couldn’t. He reels off the bands who played the town hall in his north London twang: Jagger, ELO, Fairport Convention. Queen performed Bohemian Rhapsody here for the first time. You probably don’t know 43-year-old Read yet, but you should, because behind the scenes, he’s becoming a key strand in the creative fabric of London.

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Twickenham Studios unveils £15m investment plan to rejuvenate business / DAILY MAIL

The money has been put into the 100-year-old site by The Creative District Improvement Company, owned by producers Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird. The pair took over the premises last February before coronavirus put the UK film industry on hold. The investment will be used to build a TV studio, cutting-edge sound production studios and some offices.

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Multi-million-pound redevelopment for the historic Twickenham Film Studios / SCREEN ALLIANCE

Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, have announced a £15 million development investment to rejuvenate, transform and expand London’s oldest film studio to create a contemporary, innovative, and enhanced film and TV campus for the next generation of film makers and creatives. TFS will ensure the complex continues to serve the industry as a truly world-leading film and TV studio facility alongside serving as a creative heart for the local community.

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£15m Twickenham Film Studios redevelopment plan unveiled / RICHMOND & TWICKENHAM TIMES

A historic film studio in Twickenham is set to receive a multi-million-pound upgrade, according to new plans. Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, has announced plans for a £15 million expansion scheme. London’s oldest film studio, situated in St Margarets, hopes to “rejuvenate, transform and expand.” The developments include a TV, sound production and sound mixing suite and a new entrance building.

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Plans in for £15m Twickenham Film Studios transformation / PBC

Twickenham Film Studios has announced a £15m investment to rejuvenate, transform and expand London’s oldest film studio Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, aims to create a contemporary, innovative, and enhanced film and TV campus for the next generation of filmmakers and creatives. The new development includes a state-of-the-art TV studio including audience participation, upgraded sound production studios, a second sound mixing suite and the construction of a brand new entrance building creating new public spaces with flexible workspaces, a boutique cinema, a café and rooftop social bar area.

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UK’s Twickenham Film Studios plans £15m refurbishment and expansion / IMDB

Studio aims to start work later this year and complete by October 2022. UK film and TV production site Twickenham Film Studios has rolled out plans for a £15m refurbishment and expansion for its campus in Richmond, south-west London. A planning application for the development has been submitted to Richmond Council; the company hopes to begin building later this year and complete before October 2022.

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