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Penzing Studios opens new facility in former air base

Facility includes Hyperbowl, Germany's first virtual production stage

Penzing Studios, based around 30 miles outside of Munich, has officially opened its doors.

The film and TV facility will focus on digital and virtual production and also play host to post production and visual effects services.

It is already home to Hyperbowl, Germany’s first virtual production stage.

Built on a former air base, the new studios’ developers say they plan to invest an additional €100 million over the next three years to expand the facility to 12 sound stages with 25,000 square meters of production space and 15,000 square meters of workshop and office spaces.

Penzing Studios will be the world’s first zero-emission film studio, said the owners. All structures added to the existing facilities will use rammed earth and timber to create a sustainable working environment.

“Supply continues to outstrip demand for studio facilities, and there are transformative shifts underway in the way in which film and television is created. We are at the forefront of these changes and aim to create a sustainable hub in which creative people can thrive and do their best work.” said Penzing Studios managing partner Jörn Siegele and producer and partner Joe Neurauter.