I'm going to start this week off with a topic that caused a lot of excitement a few weeks back - in short, the filming of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg himself. It was shot in locations around Birmingham, including the Jewellery Quarter; UCB staff and students managed to catch glimpses of a street scene being shot on Lionel Street, right outside the Summer Row campus - doesn't happen every day does it??
It was undoubtedly, the biggest film shot so far in Birmingham but here are some other interesting facts:
- According to this article, Birmingham has been a location of choice for many films dating back to 1967.
- FilmBirmingham are the team that help host moviemakers in the city.
- 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight, has pushed for a studio complex in Birmingham; plans to base it at the NEC are now in the pipeline.