Netflix Increases UK Studio Footprint With Long-Term Longcross Deal; Streamer Re-Confirms $1BN UK Content Spend In 2021
.Anna Mallett, Vice President, Physical Production, EMEA/UK, at Netflix, commented: “We are delighted 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 industry and will provide a wealth of opportunities and production jobs, from entry level to heads of department. We’re excited to work with some of the best storytellers in the business to create amazing new films and series for our members.”
She continued in a blog on Netflix’s corporate website: “Our work in the UK has only begun. This year, we are spending over $1BN on new series, films, unscripted, and documentaries, which is expected to create more than 5,000 jobs. We’re also excited to be able to support the careers and training of up to 1000 people across the UK through our brand new training programme Grow Creative UK, which will focus on upskilling crew and emerging British talent, especially those from diverse backgrounds. The programme forms part of Netflix’s long term ambition to provide the greatest number of training opportunities across high end TV and film in the UK.”
The deal furthers Aviva Investors’ ownership of land at Longcross, with the business having co-owned the site – which totals approximately 380 acres – alongside joint venture partner, Crest, since 2003. It also deepens Aviva Investors’ existing relationship with Netflix, which has its London headquarters in Fitzroy Place and also recently took residency of a large site in Uxbridge in west London. headtopics.com
Aviva Investors recently completed the letting of a building in Park Royal, North West London, which will be turned into the Garden Studios film studio complex.The Times was first to report on the Netflix-Longcross deal.Subscribe toand keep your inbox happy.Read more: Deadline Hollywood »
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