Twickenham Studios saved by new owners
Tuesday 17 July 2012
The studios where the Beatles filmed Help and A Hard Day's Night have been saved for film-making after new owners took over.
Twickenham Studios in south west London was put up for sale and campaigners feared it would be sold to property developers.
Other films made at the studios include 1960s classics Alfie and Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, and Steven Spielberg's recent First World War blockbuster War Horse.
The new owner, Twickenham Studios Ltd, which is led by businessman Sunny Vohra, said there would be "investment in additional staff" and refurbishments and improvements at the site.
Maria Walker, who was part of the local Save Twickenham Studios campaign, will take over the job of chief operating officer.
She said: "The recent press, industry and public interest in the studios has shown how important the studios are to the industry and to the borough of Richmond and local community. It is our intention to work closely with all parties to provide a facility that enhances the local area.
"I am extremely honoured to have been given this opportunity to reactivate the studio and am looking forward to the challenges ahead. TFS has been delivering excellence to the industry for almost 100 years and in my role I want to see that continue."
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