Elstree Studios has revealed the title of its new soundstages, which was chosen from one of many ideas acquired in a naming competitors run by the studios.
The competitors acquired 400+ ideas of names, which had been impressed by icons of the silver display and main lights within the TV and movie business, honoured native heroes, or had been primarily based on filmic references to display classics reminiscent of Star Wars, Large Brother and Kubrick’s 2001: A Area Odyssey, that had been produced on-site at Elstree.
The successful entry was Platinum Phases, which was submitted by Matt Payne of London and chosen by the Board of Administrators of Elstree Studios and the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Anne Swerling.
Payne now receives two VIP passes to the launch of the brand new soundstages subsequent spring, a tour of the studios and lunch on the on-site Rushes restaurant. He will even obtain an Elstree Studios hoodie, goodie bag and vary of merchandise.
Councillor Morris Shiny MBE, chief of the council and chairman of the Elstree Studios board, stated: “We had some actually fairly imaginative and really note-worthy ideas. Amongst these shortlisted had been The Skywalker Phases, Kubrick’s Overlook Phases, The Paul Welsh Phases, in honour of one among our foremost studio champions, and The Centenary Phases, in recognition of the studios’ close to 100-year historical past.
“The explanation the board and Mayor of Hertsmere selected Platinum is as a result of it really works on so many ranges. Clearly, platinum has connotations of excessive worth and exclusivity, which aligns completely with the cutting-edge know-how and state-of-the-art specs of this facility.
“Nevertheless it’s additionally acceptable as a result of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is going down subsequent 12 months, simply when these new soundstages can be opening. This auspicious event can be a second for the entire nation to come back collectively and have fun all that has been and all that’s to come back for the nation.
Cllr Swerling added: “I wish to thank everybody who took the time to submit their entry to our competitors. We had been delighted with and fairly overwhelmed by the sheer variety of entries acquired. It truly is testimony to the real public affection on the market for Elstree Studios and Hertsmere.
Work to construct the Platinum Phases started earlier this 12 months and is ready to complete in spring subsequent 12 months. As soon as operational, the power will create a minimum of 800 new jobs, plus apprenticeship and different studying alternatives for native faculty leavers and the unemployed.
The £15.6 million venture has been part-funded by Hertsmere Borough Council and the federal government’s Getting Constructing Fund by way of the Hertfordshire Native Enterprise Partnership.