Tuesday, August 20, 2019
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Treasury Minister looking forward to productive partnership with Pinewood Shepperton 21 December 2012

TREASURY Minister Eddie Teare MHK says he is looking forward to the Isle of Man continuing to reap the rewards of its partnership with Pinewood Shepperton plc.

A number of exciting projects are in the pipeline for 2013 and beyond, as the company seeks to enhance its position as one of the world’s leading media brands. As well as hosting Hollywood blockbusters and UK independent films, Pinewood’s facilities are also in demand for a wide range of television and creative projects.

A long-term contract has recently been agreed to broadcast BBC1’s flagship Saturday night National Lottery show from purpose-built studios at Pinewood, starting on 1 January, 2013. Pinewood’s new facilities will allow for a much larger screen-based set and areas for musical performances and guest interviews, in addition to cutting-edge production, sound and lighting galleries.

Minister Teare said:

‘Pinewood is set to play a part in several joint film productions in the New Year and is also attracting a lot of high-profile TV business, as demonstrated by the tie-up with Camelot and the BBC for the National Lottery programme. It is clear that the company has a very healthy order book and plans for further expansion and growth. Our partnership with Pinewood means the Isle of Man is well placed to benefit from this success, both as a shareholder and through investments made via the Media Development Fund.’

Best known for collaborating on big-budget productions such as the new James Bond film Skyfall and Disney’s upcoming animation Maleficent, Pinewood also provides sound and picture post production, media storage, management and distribution services to film, television and video games clients. It is involved in the international re-versioning of soundtracks and has renewed a long-term contract with Disney Character Voices International, which deals with translation and dubbing for Disney productions.

Minister Teare said:

‘Our link with Pinewood gives the Isle of Man exposure to the full spectrum of media and wider creative industries. Films are obviously a key part of its core business, but the company is also focused on diversifying into other growth areas and is investing in the future with confidence. This sits well with the Isle of Man Government’s strategy of developing niche sectors to add value to our overall economic offering. Growing the Manx economy is at the very heart of Government’s plans and we must continue to be bold and look at new ways of generating business, wealth and employment opportunities. Being innovative and embracing fresh ideas has led to 28 years of unbroken economic growth and I believe that joining forces with an expanding global brand is a positive move for the Island’s future wellbeing.’

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds The New Generation at the Broadway Cinema 11 & 14 April 1 March 2013
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! [More]
Fire and Rescue Service launches Facebook page 10 December 2012
THE Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service is strengthening its social media presence as part of an ongoing drive to inform, educate and protect the Manx public. [More]
Department of Economic Development hails 'Cav factor' as Isle of Man gets media coverage boost with growing interest in cycling 24 July 2012
The Department of Economic Development’s Tourism team has hailed the 'Cav factor' as the Isle of Man receives a huge boost in terms of media coverage and awareness as a result of the success of the Island’s cyclists in international competition. [More]
Export Trade Controls 3 July 2012
In the light of recent media reports concerning the alleged involvement of Isle of Man companies in the shipment of military equipment between third countries, the Customs and Excise Division wishes to remind businesses of controls which impose restrictions and prohibitions on the trade in certain goods between other countries (sometimes referred to as "trafficking and brokering"). [More]
Social Care reaffirms its commitment to the Island's secure unit for children 27 June 2012
The Department of Social Care has been contacted by several media organisations on the Island which have stated they have been contacted by the trade union Unite to voice concerns about changes in the Island’s secure unit for children in Douglas. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World