Ardmore Studios in Ireland secures buyer

Ardmore Studios in County Wicklow south of Dublin has been acquired by Olcott Entertainment Limited.

Ardmore Studios in County Wicklow south of Dublin has been acquired by Olcott Entertainment Limited.

The studios were put up for sale in late 2016 and recent reports had suggested the facility might be sold to a property developer, but Olcott has now reaffirmed the site’s future as a film and TV studio.

Ardmore Studios in Ireland secures buyer
Into The Badlands

Recent productions shot at Ardmore have included US martial arts series Into The Badlands (pictured), BBC co-production Little Women and Penny Dreadful, as well as features such as The Man Who Invented Christmas.

“This is a very positive development for everybody associated with Ardmore and for the broader production sector in Ireland,” said Siun Ni Raghallaigh, who remains as Ardmore’s CEO following Olcott’s acquisition.

“Quality film studios ensure that the industry in Ireland will scale up and provide significant employment. Olcott has ambitious plans to invest in and to develop the facilities in Ardmore, which will ensure that it will continue to compete at the heart of the international film and TV production market.”

Ireland’s production industry is centred on Dublin. Efforts are being made to expand interest to the west with opening of Troy Studios near Limerick, which is currently host to US drama series Nightflyers.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Main page image: Ardmore Studios. Article image: AMC

Ardmore Studios in Ireland secures buyer
Into The Badlands

Ardmore Studios in County Wicklow south of Dublin has been acquired by Olcott Entertainment Limited.

The studios were put up for sale in late 2016 and recent reports had suggested the facility might be sold to a property developer, but Olcott has now reaffirmed the site’s future as a film and TV studio.

Recent productions shot at Ardmore have included US martial arts series Into The Badlands (pictured), BBC co-production Little Women and Penny Dreadful, as well as features such as The Man Who Invented Christmas.

“This is a very positive development for everybody associated with Ardmore and for the broader production sector in Ireland,” said Siun Ni Raghallaigh, who remains as Ardmore’s CEO following Olcott’s acquisition.

“Quality film studios ensure that the industry in Ireland will scale up and provide significant employment. Olcott has ambitious plans to invest in and to develop the facilities in Ardmore, which will ensure that it will continue to compete at the heart of the international film and TV production market.”

Ireland’s production industry is centred on Dublin. Efforts are being made to expand interest to the west with opening of Troy Studios near Limerick, which is currently host to US drama series Nightflyers.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Main page image: Ardmore Studios. Article image: AMC

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