Amazon Prime Video signs million-pound deal with Pinewood to take studio space

The contract will deliver 1.2m sq ft of exclusive new space at Shepperton Studios.

By Melissa Kasule 9 Feb 2022

Amazon Prime Video signs million-pound deal with Pinewood to take studio space
Shepperton Studios. Credit: Pinewood Group

Amazon Prime Video has struck a multimillion-pound deal with Pinewood Group’s Shepperton Studios for exclusive use of new facilities to produce future original TV series and movie productions.

The long-term contract comes as Amazon Studios plans to launch a record number of UK original series in 2022 and 2023.

The new facilities include nine sound stages, workshops and office accommodation, totalling approximately 450,000 square feet (sq ft), and form part of the wider redevelopment and expansion of Shepperton Studios, which will deliver approximately 1.2m sq ft of new studio space.

Netflix also recently signed a contract with the Surrey-based studio to double the size of its existing production hub. The streaming giant has been filming several projects in the UK, including Bridgerton S2, The Crown S5, Enola Holmes 2 and Luther - the latter two filmed at Shepperton Studios.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Pinewood Group as we continue to support, develop and invest in the world-leading UK creative industries,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Shepperton has long been synonymous with top-tier television and movies and we’re proud that it will be home to many Prime Video original productions in the years to come.”

Dan Grabiner, head of UK Originals, Amazon Studios, added: "As we continue to grow the number of original series we’re making in the UK, it is critical that these productions support and develop a diverse pipeline of talent." 

Rishi Sunak, chancellor of the exchequer also said: “The investment will drive growth and create jobs with thousands of opportunities for the producers, actors and directors of tomorrow.”

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