The BFI membership will provide Pinewood staff with the best way to enjoy the special events, previews and screenings at the BFI London Film Festival, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and at BFI Southbank all year round.
For eighty years, Pinewood Studios has made dreams a reality. Billions of people across the globe, of all ages, from all walks of life have read six words on cinema or television screens: ‘Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England’. From hosting the James Bond franchise for over half a century, to housing production of the biggest international blockbusters in recent years, including the Star Wars franchise, some of the most glittering careers on both sides of the camera, have been launched behind the iconic gates of Pinewood.
As it reaches its 80th birthday, the jewel in the crown of the UK’s rich film heritage gives all full-time staff across the group free membership to the BFI to honour the date.
Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI said: “Pinewood is part of our film heritage, and at 80 years old is more active and successful than ever and plays a huge role in the creative success of the UK film industry. We are very excited that they have chosen to mark this special birthday by giving the gift of BFI Membership to every single member of their staff! We so look forward to giving them all a very special 80th years across the BFI Player, BFI Southbank and the BFI London Film Festival. Happy Birthday Pinewood!”
Commenting on marking the celebrations, Andrew M. Smith, Corporate Affairs Director for Pinewood Group plc said: “As we enter our 80th year, we felt it fitting to mark the occasion by giving colleagues membership of the BFI. Pinewood is a cornerstone of the film industry here in the UK and we are proud to have helped shape it.”