Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg have launched a joint venture to encourage European and international film-makers to shoot in Germany.

Pinewood Studio Berlin Film Services will allow filmmakers to benefit from Studio Hamburg’s production and studio services in Berlin and Hamburg, as well as from Pinewood Studios’ 75 years of experience.

The joint venture will co-managed by Studio Hamburg’ Goetz Hoefer and Günther Russ with Pinewood’s commercial director Nick Smith and sales director Paul Baker.

Commenting on the agreement with Studio Hamburg, Ivan Dunleavy (pictured), CEO of the Pinewood Studios Group, said: “This is a further development in our international strategy to leverage the Pinewood brand and expertise globally to benefit both local markets and the UK creative industries.”