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Netflix creates Shepperton production hub

The company employed over 25,000 cast, crew and extras across Britain in the last year

Netflix has created a new UK production hub with a 14-stage studio space at at Pinewood’s Shepperton Studios.

The company signed a 10-year lease last month, having employed over 25,000 cast, crew and extras across Britain in the last year.

Pinewood Group is due to expand both its Pinewood and Shepperton bases along with this rising demand, as chairman Paul Golding explained: “Netflix’s decision to base their production hub at Shepperton is a strong vote of support for the Pinewood Group and gives us great confidence as we expand our UK studios.

“Our plans, which represent the single biggest expansion of stage space across the UK, will see Pinewood Group open 22 new sound stages, enabling us to host even more productions.”

“Shepperton has been synonymous with world-class film for nearly a century and it’s an important production hub for the UK creative community today,” added Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos. “We’re incredibly proud to be part of that heritage. This investment will ensure that British creators and producers have first rate production facilities and a world stage for their work.”

Meanwhile Netflix is reportedly exploring the option of opening a Polish office in Warsaw next year.