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Millennium Studios Celebrate 5th Anniversary
UK - Millennium Studios has seen unprecedented growth since it first launched in 2010 and this year it celebrates its 5th year anniversary. It’s proud to have seen a constant influx of world-class bands, artists, performers and production teams use its facilities. It has quickly gained the reputation with tour managers and production companies from all over the world as a world-class production rehearsal stage as well as TV and Film Studios.
Located in Bedfordshire, just under an hour drive from London set in a privately owned 12-acre estate, the impressive facilities include the fully soundproofed ‘A' Stage, which hosts technical and production rehearsals for top international artists. Recent acts to use the facilities include Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, Bastille, FKA Twigs, John Legend, Ben Howard, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Rudimental, Disclosure, Enter Shikari, Tinie Tempah and Basement Jaxx to name but a few. Acts to take advantage of filming a music video include Kasabian who shot the video for their recent smash hit song ‘eezhe’.
The exceptionally well balanced acoustic qualities in 'A' Stage also makes it a favourite for performing evaluations of audio systems. The stage boasts a large U-shaped cyclorama as well as blacks and greens, load bearing roof and drive in access, making it ideal for filming TV commercials, green screen productions and music videos.
Millennium Studios can accommodate up to arena size tours, and facilities include ensuite dressing rooms and production office, on site catering and 24/7 security. Local accommodation choice is plentiful from luxury hotels to B&Bs at preferential rates.
Other facilities on site in the Media Village include recording studios, workshop space, Music PR, audio recording, cherry picker and forklift, free parking, 24-hour security, in-house runner as well as a dedicated helipad on the airfield.
Millennium Studios have many years of experience in studio lighting thanks to their parent company Elstree Light & Power and can also provide any lighting and staging requirements that can be pre-rigged by their in-house rigging team before production arrives.
Millennium Studios is a great value alternative to a London location, which is partly why bands continue to choose rehearsing here over the predominantly high day rates of London rehearsal spaces. At only £600 per 10-hour week day and weekend rates at £900, production teams have been returning time and time again.
“Most of our bookings come through word of mouth and we are lucky enough to continue to get repeat business, we are continually improving facilities and adding extra services to make production companies working day more efficient such as recently hiring an in-house runner,” said Nina Malivoire, bookings and operation manager.
If the bands and crew do find they have some down time two-thirds of the airfield is owned by PalmerSport with five race tracks offering an exciting driving experience, and next door, there is a wave rider centre for those who like to surf. Not many London locations can boast these great on site bonus extras!
Millennium Studios offer a multi-purpose use on space, and new business leads have been diversifying in recent months with enquiries coming in from corporate clients to include safety training, picker training (who benefit from the 10m high ceiling space), TV commercials, Stunt Training and Independent Films.
7th August 2015
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