Pinewood Studios, one of the biggest names in the film industry that has played home to the James Bond movies over the years, will be opening up a facility here in Ireland. 

Pinewood has also been the location for some of the filming of the new Star Wars movies, and will launch a new production company based here in Ireland that plans to bring big movies and TV shows to our fair isle for all their filming needs. 

The company announced the venture on Twitter yesterday, and released a statement detailing what they will be doing here in Ireland: "The company will service Pinewood’s International clients shooting on location in Ireland. Services range from pre-production budgeting and location scouting, through facilities rentals and talent and crew sourcing". 

Speaking about the launch, Commercial Director, Nick Smith said "We are delighted to announce this exciting new venture in Ireland. Pinewood Productions Ireland will expand Pinewood’s global offering and enhance the services we can offer our International clients.".

Pinewood's announcement comes shortly after the news that Limerick might become home to a new multi-million euro film studio yesterday so before you know it we'll be the Hollywood of Europe. 

Via The Journal