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Pinewood Group, which owns the Pinewood and Shepperton film studios in the UK as well as others in Torornto and Atlanta, has announced record revenues of £75 million for the 2014-
The group’s chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said in a statement: “Pinewood is a uniquely positioned independent operator and has once again delivered strong growth.” But he again asserted Pinewood’s need for an increase in capacity, saying: : “Although we have hosted the three largest film productions of the year, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 24th Bond film Spectre, we continue to be unable to meet all the demand from large films. This will be partly addressed by the first phase of the Pinewood expansion.”
This £200 million scheme will add over 30,000 sq m of studio space over the next 15 years and includes acquiring and building on neighbouring land.
Recent films shot at Shepperton include Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass and Into the Woods, while Pinewood Toronto has hosted Suicide Squad and the Robocop remake. Pinewood Atlanta Studios recently saw shooting on its first major production, Ant-
around the world in 2006 when she refused an offer
of $1 million for her $120,000 tumbledown home in Seattle.
Disney publicists tied multicoloured balloons to the property in 2009 – a year after Edith died -
pensioner who refuses to give up in the face of encroaching development and soon sees high rise buildings leaping up to dwarf his home.
The property, in the once run-
The world’s favourite board game, Monopoly, is heading for the big screen after its owners, toy-
Andrew Niccol, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing Jim Carrey's The Truman Show, will write the script, which centres on a boy from Baltic Avenue, one of the cheapest properties in the US version of the game, who uses both Chance and Community cards to make his fortune.
Monopoly was invented more than a century ago and to date more than 275 million copies of the game have been sold in 47 languages.