LONDON -- Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios, the lensing home of the "Harry Potter" franchise, formally opened for business on Monday.
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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.
Shed Media, the U.K. shingle whose shows include "Supernanny" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" has concluded a deal with Warner Bros. that values the company at around £100 million ($158 million).
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.