In recent years, the studio has mainstream franchises such as James Bond, Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars.
The move reaffirms Netflix’s bold push to the UK, with streaming services planning to spend more than $ 1 billion in production domestically this year alone. Both Longcross Studios and Sheparton Studios are under the Netflix banner for long-term leases.
Anna Mallett, Vice President of Physical Production at Netflix’s EMEA / UK, said of the expansion: “We are pleased to announce the expansion of our production presence in the UK.”
“The new lease at Longcross highlights our commitment to investing in the UK creative industries and offers a wealth of opportunities and production jobs, from entry level to department heads. We are the best in the industry. We are excited to work with some of the storytellers to create great new movies and series for our members. “
UK studio space
The Long Cross has been open for 15 years and has a large sound stage on 72 acres of land ranging from 8000 to 42,000 square feet.
Netflix’s commitment to the UK has been revealed through several productions over the years, primarily due to the country’s competitive 25% tax credit and reliable infrastructure. There are many other incentives nationwide, especially insurance and regional funds, to support production costs.
Aviva Investors has acquired a significant stake in Longcross for $ 62 million as Disney and Netflix are competing for studio space across the UK.
The apparent and increasing need for production stages across the UK and Northern Ireland predicts the intent of numerous productions to be filmed there over the years to come.