LONDON -- Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios, the lensing home of the "Harry Potter" franchise, formally opened for business on Monday.
Ever since the 2001 "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Warner Bros. has been responsible for more than a quarter of all investment in U.K. filmmaking -- an estimated $4 billion in U.K…
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With £780 million ($1.25 billion) in inward investment, it's already a record year for foreign production in the U.K., beating the 2009 high of $1.2 billion.
Fresh off the back of Warner Bros.' acquisition of Leavesden Studios in Blighty, a new film and television studio has opened in Bristol, in southwest England, dubbed The Bottle Yard.
Warner Bros. is putting down roots in Blighty.
Foreign filming on British soil is booming thanks to factors like a favorable dollar/sterling exchange rate.
Warner Home Video threw an elaborate bash Tuesday for the international homevid launch of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" at Leavesden Studios, where third pic in the series is being filmed.