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Pinewood to create Cardiff film studio in Welsh Gov deal

Global film company Pinewood Studios is to create a new studio in Cardiff in a deal agreed with the Welsh Government.

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First Minister: Pinewood deal a 'major coup for Wales'

First Minister Carwyn Jones says the Pinewood deal will boost Wales' profile in the film and television industries Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The First Minister has described the Pinewood Studio Wales deal as a 'major coup'.

Carwyn Jones said: “After the glitz and glamour of last night’s BAFTA awards, I can reveal that the Welsh Government has secured one of the biggest prizes in the British film and television industry.

"Attracting such an iconic global brand as Pinewood is wonderful news for Wales. Pinewood is synonymous with world-class British and international productions, including the James Bond film franchise, and is home to some of the most successful feature films ever made.

“This high-profile investment is of significant economic value to Wales while the partnership between the Welsh Government and Pinewood offers a priceless opportunity to promote Wales as a world-class location for film and television production."

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