First Stage Studios has secured funding from Screen Scotland to run a large-scale film and TV studio in Edinburgh.
Led by Jason Connery and Bob Last, the company will operate from the studio space in Port of Leith, with £1 million investment from Screen Scotland towards the initial set up, refurbishment and running costs.
The 8.6-acre site has already hosted international productions, including Avengers: Infinity War. The facility houses up to five sound stages of 50-100ft in height, as well as production and office space and a backlot for production set-builds.
Connery said: “There is no question Scotland needs a film studio, I could not be more excited to be involved in bringing it to fruition.”
Screen Scotland executive director Isabel Davis added: “The studio is key in expanding film and TV production in Scotland. We’re delighted to be working with First Stage Studios to bring it to life. Bob and Jason bring a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge that is invaluable to the development of the studio.”