Warner Bros announce studio expansion plans
Hollywood giant Warner Bros is expanding its UK studios where the Harry Potter films were made. They are building three sound stages at the site at Leavesden, 20 miles north-west of London, two years after a £100 million redevelopment.
The studios are currently home to the new Tarzan film, starring Margot Robbie and Samuel L Jackson, which started production work there today.
The announcement was made on the day the Government hosted a reception for the creative industries to promote its tax relief policy for film, TV, animation and videogames companies.
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid welcomed the news, saying: "For years the UK has been at the cutting edge of the creative industries - and we want that to be the case for decades to come. This comes back to two things - and the two things that I see being as the most important in my job. One: promoting our culture. Music, film and television help inspire young kids and bring our country together - so I will always back those industries. And two: our long-term economic plan."
Warner Bros President Josh Berger said the announcement confirmed its "commitment to the UK creative industries".