City of London buys studio

3 Mills Studios home to 'Corpse Bride,' 'Bad Girls'

LONDON — The London Development Agency, advised by Film London, has taken over 3 Mills Studios in the city’s East End.

Studio is home to Tim Burton’s animated project “The Corpse Bride,” for Warners, along with TV series “Bad Girls” and “Footballers’ Wives.” Movies shot there include “28 Days Later” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”

The LDA, the agency of the London mayor’s office devoted to business and jobs, bought 3 Mills from the Workspace Group, which acquired the semi-derelict site in 1995 and built it into a thriving production center.

Three Mills will be the eastern hub of Mayor Ken Livingstone’s Creative London strategy.

“London is beginning to see the positive impact that Film London and Creative London are already having on creative industries, which are a vital part of the capital’s economy and future prosperity,” Livingstone commented.

“London is the third-busiest film production center in the world,” noted Film London chief exec Adrian Wootton. “The development of world-class studio facilities in East London is of enormous importance to the overall growth of the film and TV industry in the capital.”

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