Real estate company Hudson Pacific Properties, who own Sunset Studios, have partnered with private equity firm Blackstone Group to create a film, TV and digital production facility in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. It will be Hudson Pacific’s first international expansion. Together with Blackstone, they own 35 sound stages and on-site creative offices in the U.S.
The 91-acre site, which cost £120 million ($167 million) is approximately an hour’s drive from Central London, a similar distance from London to Leavesden studios, where the “Harry Potter” and “Batman” franchises have been filmed. The sites will be about 15 miles apart.
Hertfordshire is also home to Elstree Studios, home to hits including “The Crown” and “Star Wars.”
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