Romanian production company Silver Bullet Film is to open new studio facilities in the country at the end of April.

Work began on Bucharest Studios, situated in Romania's capital, at the beginning of February. Initial work is underway on a 1000 square metre sound stage, which is expected to be operational by late April 2004.

Silver Bullet is also planning to refurbish one of the biggest water tanks in Europe, next to the studio, in expectation of at least one production in 2004 which requires water facilities. The tank is 60m long, 10m wide and 8m deep and is fitted with wave and wind machines.

Silver Bullet has plans to add a 2000 square metre sound stage on the same site at a later date.

Silver Bullet recently announced the opening of a London office last month run by veteran PR executive Gerry Buckland.