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New exhibition opens celebrating people from the studios

On Tuesday 28th June, a new exhibition opened at Elstree Screen Arts (esa) to celebrate the people involved in the British Hollywood at Borehamwood and Elstree's studios. Led in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, and featuring new portraits by artist Marysa Dowling; Howard from The Elstree Project was involved in helping train students from esa in oral history interviewing and also provided contacts with Louise Gold and Jenny Hanley to be among the contributors.

Big Brother narrator Marcus Bentley in the new exhibition.

The exhibition is available to be viewed Monday - Wednesday each week until the end of August, in the entrance foyer of esa.

More information can be found on the NPG website:

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Staircases to Nowhere makes official debut

Our acclaimed 2013 oral history film about the making of The Shining, Staircases to Nowhere, is receiving it's official Warner Bros. debut by being screened on the official Stanley Kubrick facebook account.

The film will be screened on Thursday 7th May, at 1700 BST (GMT+1), and will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with project leader and filmmaker Howard Berry.

To see the stream, tune in live on the day at this link:

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Howard Gives Annual Kubrick Lecture

Howard Berry, leader of The Elstree Project, was invited by the Design Museum and University of the Arts London, to give the second annual Stanley Kubrick Lecture at the Design Museum on Friday 13th September 2019.

Howard's lecture - entitled Surviving The Shining, or: “This guy should be sued!” How The Shining was filmed at Elstree and Changed the Studio Forever… and ever… and ever… - gave the comprehensive story of how production of The Shining utilised the space at EMI Elstree Studios, from soundstages and backlot, to workshops and offices.

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35th Anniversary Crew reunion of The Shining at Elstree Studios

THE ELSTREE PROJECT REUNITES THE SHINING CREW TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF KUBRICK’S HORROR CLASSIC “Come play with us. Forever… and ever… and ever…” When the Grady Twins said those words at Elstree Studios 35 years ago, they really meant it. And to prove it, they are returning - by invitation of The Elstree Project - on 23 May 2015 to celebrate the original release of The Shining. Supported by the Kubrick family, Warner Brothers and Elstree Studios, “Forever and Ever: 35 Years of The Shining” will bring back many of the original crew and cast of the film to the very studio where the film was made. Already confirmed guests are Stanley Kubrick’s wife Christiane, and: Assistant director Brian W Cook Camera assistant Doug Milsome Steadicam inventor and operator Garrett Brown Assistant editor Gordon Stainforth Executive producer Jan Harlan "Lloyd, the barman" Joe Turkel Location researcher Katharina Kubrick Camera operator Kelvin Pike “The Grady Twins” Lisa and Louise Burns Camera technician Mick Mason Steadicam operator Ray Andrew Post-production sound editor Ray Merrin Scenic artist...
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Elstree Film Season 4, our next season of films arrives in early 2014

We are preparing a fourth Elstree Film Season with UH Arts.  Starting in February, we are screening three films all having a special anniversary during this centenary year for Elstree and Borehamwood. The films are:
  • A Shot in the Dark - 50th Anniversary Screening
  • Murder on the Orient Express - 40th Anniversary Screening
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - 30th Anniversary Screening
We will publish dates closer to the season beginning, and be sure to look out for UH Arts' Spring events guide....
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