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May iPad

Bad Wolf to make its den in Wales

Access Entertainment-backed Bad Wolf, the prodco set up by former BBC Worldwide execs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is preparing to move into a new production facility in Wales.

Jane Tranter (left) and Julie Gardner

Bad Wolf, launched by Tranter and Gardner in 2015, says the studio will be one of the largest film and TV studios in Wales and will house its forthcoming productions including A Discovery of Witches and His Dark Materials.

It is being built in Cardiff with support from the Welsh government, which is leasing the site to Bad Wolf. It will also be able to accommodate other major TV productions.

The studio has been described as a “significant investment in Wales as an international television production hub” and is targeting both high-end TV productions and big-budget feature films.

Ken Skates, the Welsh Government’s economy secretary, said the facility “will ensure Wales retains a competitive advantage with enough large-scale studio space to service the productions wishing to film here.

“It has real potential to generate a transformational impact on the Welsh creative industries sector, creating a large-scale film and TV production hub.”

“A facility capable of accommodating large-scale productions is crucial for Bad Wolf to deliver its pipeline of projects, which will provide a £120m [US$156m]-plus boost for the film and TV sector in Wales. It will also be a key asset for the creative sector in Wales providing facilities to other major TV productions.”

Bad Wolf has offices in Wales and LA and launched in 2015 in association with the Welsh Government, which then claimed the firm would attract around £100m to the Welsh economy over the next decade.

The company attracted investment from Danny Cohen’s Access in March.

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