Pinewood’s South East Asia studio facility was officially opened over the weekend.

Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS) is a 50-acre site that contains 100,000 sq ft of film stages and 24,000 sq ft of television studios, along with post production facilities and production space.

In April, the studios signed a deal with The Weinstein Company to shoot the upcoming television series Marco Polo at the facility.

PIMS chief executive Michael Lake said: “We have certainly hit the ground running.

“Attracting a production the size of Marco Polo is testament to our ability to offer world-class amenities to filmmakers looking for a one-stop shop from script to screen.

“We anticipate more projects to come our way as we continue to actively market the studios internationally.”

Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy said PIMS would play a “strategic part in Pinewood’s ever expanding international offering”.

He said: “It is an outstanding state of the art facility, which will appeal to domestic and international film and television productions alike.

“The demand for new screen-based content in the Asia Pacific region is continuing to rise. Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios is well placed to meet that demand”.

PIMS is backed by Pinewood Studios Group and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Government of Malaysia’s strategic investment fund.