London Film Studios has welcomed its first productions after official opening with five stages available for hire.
The complex currently includes a U-Shaped cove stage (Stage A), a drive-in green screen stage (Stage B) and a smaller U-Shaped cove stage (Stage C), a black stage (Stage D) and a warehouse stage (Stage E).
The complex has been deliberately designed from a gaffer’s perspective, and is the brainchild of Danny Hayward, who co-founded SHL Film & TV Lighting in 2008.
All stages feature motorised grids, as well as dual aspect 3-phase power sources, one on either side of the stage and one specifically for dimmer packs, eliminating the need for cables to be trunked from one side to the other.
“London Film Studios was an obvious, and natural extension of the SHL brand and I’m proud of the truly unique space that we’ve created,” said owner Danny Hayward. “It’s an exciting time for the film and television industries and there’s never been a better time to introduce LFS to the market. Ultimately, we believed that SHL could do studios better and London Film Studios is the result of that ambition.”