Twickenham Film Studios (TFS) in south-west London is to continue making films. Its closure was announced in January 2012 following slow business, but a campaign to keep it open won high-profile support from the likes of Steven Spielberg, who used the facilities for War Horse.
In recent months the studio has come under the ownership of Twickenham Studios Ltd, managed by property magnate Sonny Vohra, and refurbishments have been promised for the near future.
Maria Walker is the new Chief Operating Officer: “The recent press, industry and public interest in the Studios has shown how important the Studios are to the industry and to the borough of Richmond and local community. It is our intention to work closely with all parties to provide a facility that enhances the local area.
The recent press, industry and public interest in the Studios has shown how important the Studios are to the industry and to the borough of Richmond and local community.
Maria Walker, Twickenham Film Studios
“I am extremely honoured to have been given this opportunity to reactivate the studio and am looking forward to the challenges ahead. TFS has been delivering excellence to the industry for almost one hundred years and in my role I want to see that continue.”
Twickenham Film Studios will celebrate its centenary in 2013. Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady and Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed Formula One documentary Senna are among the recent productions to have used its facilities.
(War Horse images: Andrew Cooper, SMPSP/DreamWorks)
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