Warner Bros Discovery is expanding its Leavesden studios in the UK, creating thousands of jobs and making it a primary production hub for DC Studios.
Why it matters
The expansion of Warner Bros Discovery's Leavesden studios is significant as it will create thousands of jobs and boost the UK economy. It also solidifies the UK's position as a major player in the film and TV industry.
What the papers say
BBC News says the expansion will create 4,000 jobs and increase the value of production in the UK by £200m per year. The Independent highlights that the expansion will make Leavesden a primary production hub for DC Studios. The Times mentions that the expansion will increase the filming capacity of the studios by 50% and contribute an extra £200 million each year to the UK economy.
How we got here
Warner Bros Discovery's Leavesden studios, known for producing the Harry Potter films, will undergo a significant expansion. The project is expected to be completed in 2027 and will create thousands of jobs.
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