Warner Bros movie set to give Glasgow major jobs boost

Local authority says film shoot will employ local crew and talent 'where possible' and create hundreds of jobs.

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Entire Warner Bros film will be based in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council has approved a grant worth £150,000 to support a major film production by US studio giant Warner Bros.

The local authority says the production will employ local crew and talent “where possible” and create hundreds of jobs.

It will be the first time a major feature film production has been entirely based in in the city.

The Warner Bros portfolio includes the DC Universe catalogue, with Glasgow fast establishing a reputation as an ideal location for producing those types of movies.

Parts of Glasgow city centre were transformed into the United States in July this year for the latest Indiana Jones film.

And Glasgow was also used as a filming location for The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, as well as The Flash, which sees Michael Keaton reprising his role as the Defender of Gotham.

Glasgow City Council says major film and broadcast productions have brought more than £350m to the city’s economy since the late 1990s.

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “While it’s great fun for a lot of people to see film and broadcast productions in Glasgow, this is very much an economic story – production of this size bring millions of pounds to the city’s economy. 

“What is significant about this support is that it allows the entire production to made in Glasgow – a first for the city – and confirms our place as a location of choice for major productions, and one that can compete with others in the UK and abroad. 

“During this time of economic recovery and renewal, this economic activity is both welcome and important.”

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