Titanic Studios are set on an 8-acre site within Titanic Quarter and are one of Europe's largest fully functional film studios. Attracting producers such as HBO, Paramount, Universal and Playtone, the set has welcomed international and local productions.
Titanic Studios comprise 6 stages offering a total area of 106,500 sq ft supported by 78,000 sq ft of ancillary office/workshop space. Based in a former shipyard paint hall which provides four stages, the facility was extended with the addition of two ultra-modern stages named after William MacQuitty and Brian Hurst – two Belfast men who directed and produced movie classics such as “Scrooge” (1951) and “A Night to Remember” (1958). The Titanic Studios are one of Europe’s largest film studios.
Titanic Studios work in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen – the national screen agency, who are committed to maximising the economic, cultural and educational value of the screen industries for the benefit of Northern Ireland. The collaboration has been instrumental in the development of the studios, and the
calibre of the studio productions.
Hollywood productions have included Paramount’s Dungeons and Dragons, Walden Media and Playtone Productions’ “City of Ember” (2007) and Universal Pictures “Your Highness” (2009), but it is HBO’s “Game of Thrones” that has established Northern Ireland as a world-class location for film and TV production. Beautiful locations within Northern Ireland, such as The Dark Hedges and Ballintoy Harbour, were perfect for Game of Thrones external scenes, but the film and media facilities and sound studios at Titanic Studios were essential for securing the production from its inception. The global success of Game of Thrones has been phenomenal, with all eight series being produced in Northern Ireland.
Game of Thrones has greatly contributed to the local economy,a return which has benefitted the whole UK film industry and helped the sector develop its talent base.
There is planning approval for a further expansion of the Titanic Quarter Media Campus – to include additional studio space, workshops and other production facilities.
Utilising Titanic Quarter’s ICT infrastructure and talent pool, the campus will draw upon local industry expertise and related hi-tech disciplines available in Catalyst and Belfast Metropolitan College.
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