U.K.'s Pinewood Shepperton Studios Get New Name

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'Spectre' is currently shooting at the expanding production facilities.

Pinewood Shepperton, the major U.K. studio group that dates back to the 1930s and was made famous by the likes of James Bond, has officially changed its name to Pinewood Group.

The new title harks back to before the merger of Pinewood and Shepperton in 2000, taking the more famous name of the two studios.

Spectre, the latest Bond film, is currently shooting at Pinewood, while much of the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens took place there last year.

Other major Disney titles, including Cinderella, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: The Dark World also filmed in the facilities, which are due to expand by 100 square meters as part of a $340 million project.