荷里活 Shinfield Studios 已獲得Wokingham Borough Council批准，即將投入五年時間在Reading建造四個製音場和四個工作室。Wokingham Borough Council 的規劃委員會於2021年3月24日(星期三)批准了在 Thames Valley Science Park 的選址計劃。該項目是 Cine Valley 的長期發展中一部分，在這裡預計亦會建造電視演播室。
Shinfield Studios 董事總經理 Nick Smith 表示：「英國的電影業正在蓬勃發展。但工作室空間嚴重短缺，無法滿足 Disney、Netflix、Amazon 和 Apple等國際公司的需求。」
Nick Smith 補充：「電影製作的每月開支可達1000萬英鎊，而絕大一部分將花費在本地當中。一個普通的製作需僱用500名以上的工作人員，在當地創造許多高薪工作機會。」
The University of Reading 相信 該項目是將Hollywood的主要電影製作帶到英國，並為英國創造每年5億英鎊的投資額。
UK Hollywood film studio plans approved near Reading
Plans to build a film studio and "bring Hollywood to the UK" have been approved.
Shinfield Studios has been granted planning permission to set up four sound stages and four workshops near Reading for five years.
It said it had already been approached by US film production companies.
The project is part of a long-term vision for a "Cine Valley" where TV studios could also be built.
The plans for the site at Thames Valley Science Park were approved by Wokingham Borough Council's planning committee on Wednesday, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
A condition states the studio would be removed and the land "restored to its former condition" in 2026.
Nick Smith, managing director of Shinfield Studios, said the film industry in the UK was "booming".
"There's an acute shortage of studio space to meet the demand of companies like Disney, Netflix, Amazon and Apple," he added.
He said film productions could be expected to spend up to £10m each month, and that a "significant proportion" would be spent locally.
"A typical production will also employ upwards of 500 crew, creating a number of local highly paid job opportunities," he said.
The University of Reading agreed a long lease of land at its Thames Valley Science Park campus with studio investor Commonwealth Real Estate LP last year.
The studio aims to bring "major Hollywood film productions to the UK" and create £500m of annual investment to the UK, the university previously said.
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