Korda Studios (in Hungarian: Korda Filmstúdió) is a new film studio complex 26 km west of Budapest in the wine-making village of Etyek; hence the media nickname Etyekwood. It is built on the site of a former barracks with six studios. The studio is named after Sir Alexander Korda. There was a former Korda Studios in London until c1980 (see Abbey Road Studios).
Korda Studios were inaugurated in April 2007. Altogether six studios were built from a total budget of 90 million Euros. It boasts a sound stage of 5975 square (64.314 sq feet) metres which is claimed to be the biggest of its kind in the world. The "superstage" was delivered in 2009. The entire financing was made from private capital investment. The main shareholders are Sándor Demján. Andy Vajna. Peter Munk and Nathaniel Philip Rothschild.
Specialising in designing film studios, Bastien and Associates Inc. of the USA made the architectural designs and Iparterv Épülettervező Zrt. of Budapest made the permit designs and as-built plans. The investors originally planned to implement the project in three phases. The studios use the most developed technology and feature all supporting service facilities including wardrobes, make-up rooms and offices. The complex also has the most developed sound post-production studio in the Central and Eastern European as well as a 50 seat screening room and one of the biggest „New York street” set.
Studios and Sizes
- Studio 1: 1946 square metre. 49.4 x 39.4 metre. 10.75 metre internal height
- Twin Studios 2-3: 1769 square metre. 49.4 x 39.4. 10.75 metre internal height, each
- Studio 4: 961 square metre. 24.4 x 39.4. 10.75 metre internal height
- Studio 5: 2205 square metre. 37 x 59.6. 13.75 metre internal height
- Studio 6: 5856 square metre. 96 x 61. 20 metre internal height