James Bond studio launches talent scheme
PINEWOOD Studios and the producer of the James Bond films have joined
forces to launch a new talent scheme for young people.
The studios in Iver Heath have joined with Barbara Broccoli, who
produces the blockbuster series, to launch the scheme, which encourages
young people of black and ethnic minority backgrounds to get involved in
The campaign has been created by Pinewood’s nominated charity First
Light, a leading nationwide initiative enabling disadvantaged young
people to get involved in the film industry.
The success of First Light in recent years has led to the birth of
Second Light, an offshoot of the charity aimed specifically at people
from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.
Pinewood's CEO Ivan Dunleavy, said: "As a cornerstone of the
UK's film and TV industry, educating the next generation of creatives
forms part of Pinewood's legacy.
"Second Light helps us achieve this whilst breaking down the
barriers of this traditionally exclusive industry.
"I'm very proud that Pinewood is able to assist in teaching film
making to youngsters from a diverse array of backgrounds through such
positive and proactive initiatives."
nför 'Älskade Spion' bestämde sig Albert R.
Broccoli att inte använda modeller för att filma
interiören till supertanken 'Liparus'. Då en
inomhusstudio i den storleken som behövdes inte fanns
byggde man helt enkelt en egen. Bygget tog plats inne på
Pinewood Studios område och blev världens största
Studion konstruerades av Ken Adams och tog sex
månader att bygga.
Den invigdes den 5 december 1976 av Storbritanniens förre premiärminister Harold Wilson och döptes
till '007 Stage'.
Åtta år senare spelade Ridley Scott in sin 'Legend',
med Tom Cruise i huvudrollen, i 007 Stage. Då
inträffade en olycka och studion brann ner till grunden.
Detta var den 27 juni 1984.
Men återuppbyggnaden av studion lät inte vänta på
Efter en månads röjning och tre månaders byggande stod
den klar och den 7 januari 1985 invigdes studion på nytt
inför inspelningarna av 'Levande Måltavla'. Scenen i
gruvan är den första scenen som filmades i den nya
Den nya studion fick namnet 'The Albert R. Broccoli 007
The Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage (commonly just 007 Stage) is
one of the largest silent
stages in the world. It is located at Pinewood
Kingdom, and named after the famous James
R. "Cubby" Broccoli.
The stage was originally conceived in 1976 by production
Adam to house the set he had designed for the interior of the Liparus supertanker
in the James
Bond film The
Spy Who Loved Me. The stage was christened the "007 Stage" on December
5, 1976 during
a ceremony attended by former British
Prime Minister, Harold
Wilson. In contrast to the volcano crater set Adam had built for You
Only Live Twice in 1966, the 007 Stage would be a permanent structure
that could be rented out to other productions.
The stage measures 102 m by 41 m (334ft by 136ft) and is 12.5 m
(40ft 6ins) high. It has a maximum 4,220 m² (45,424 sq ft) floor space.
The stage features a tank measuring 91 m by 22.5 m by 2.7 m
(297ft by 73ft by 8ft 10in). Technically, because it has no soundproofing, it is
a "silent stage", the largest ever built.
The 007 Stage burnt to the ground in 1984 after gasoline canisters leftover
from the filming of Ridley
exploded. It was rebuilt 4 months later and renamed The "Albert R. Broccoli
007 Stage" just in time for filming to commence on A
View to a Kill (1985).
Another fire occurred on 30
The fire occurred just after production ended on the then-recent James Bond film
Royale while the Venetian piazza set was being dismantled. The damage to
the building was extensive causing the roof of the building to collapse.
On 31 July 2006,
Pinewood issued a statement indicating that the stage "will need to be
demolished and rebuilt" and that there were no casualties in the incident.
The fire damaged stage was demolished on 13
September and 14.
Construction on the new stage began on 18
September and was completed in under 6 months.
The new stage was redesigned and includes a number of new features including an
increased working floor space area, enclosed stairwells to the gantry, a vehicle
ramp into the tank, aircraft hangar style loading doors, increased electrical
power and better insulation. The new stage is 374 feet long, 158 feet wide and
41 to 50 feet high (114 x 48 x 12-15 m). The stage is the biggest in Europe
around 59,000 sq ft.
Filmed in the 007 Stage