Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others
– PY Gerbeau
Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs.

Since Paramount’s exit from the project, LRCH has signed up ITV Studios to sit alongside its BBC IPs. With Paramount rejoining the project, this will unlock the potential for the addition of iconic franchises such as The Godfather, The Italian Job and Mission Impossible.

The news is coupled with the appointment of PY Gerbeau as chief executive of LRCH. In previous roles, the Frenchman was credited with contributing to the development of Euro Disney in the late 90s and the Millenium Dome in London in 2000. Gerbeau went on to be chief executive of X-Leisure, operator of the Xscape centres and other leisure facilities.

"The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone," said Gerbeau. "Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family.

"Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others. Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on-board is a major step towards realising that ambition."

The resort, which is scheduled for 2024, will be set over 2.1sq km (0.8sq mi), with 0.8sq km (0.3sq mi) dedicated to rides, experienced and an entertainment district. The site will also feature 3,500 hotel rooms.

“The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides," said Kevin Suh, president of Themed Entertainment and Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures. "We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”
PROJECT PROFILE:

London Paramount Resort
Plans for the 872-acre development site, on the Swanscombe Peninsula, include a Paramount-branded entertainment resort and leisure district as part of what is being billed as "Europe's leading entertainment destination".

Location: United Kingdom
Budget: £2bn (US$3.2bn)

RELATED STORIES
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
Keltbray moves into Kent theme park project


The proposed theme park project in Kent, England – formerly called the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, until the Hollywood film studio pulled out – has had a £25m (US$32.5m, €28.7m) cash injection via a deal with construction firm Keltbray.
LATEST JOBS
Trampoline Park Manager
Jump Giants
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, UK
Visitor Experience Manager
Colchester Zoo
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Colchester, UK
Brand Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Goshen, NY, USA
Loyalty and Insight Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Goshen, NY, USA
Project Manager
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
Brand Ambassador
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Washington D.C., DC, USA
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How can travelling exhibitions adapt for the future?
Emily Cronin, partnerships manager at the Science Museum Group in the UK, shares insights into evolving business models for touring exhibitions in Spokes, Ecsite’s magazine. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

18-20 Jul 2019

Indonesia International Amusement & Leisure Expo (IIALE 2019)

Jakarta International Expo , Jakarta, Indonesia
16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

10 Jul 2019 issue 134


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
Paramount rejoins London Resort project as PY Gerbeau named new chief executive
POSTED 01 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others
– PY Gerbeau
Just over two years after pulling out of a deal to be the brand lead for a multi-billion pound theme park development in Kent, UK, Paramount Pictures has entered into a new partnership with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), re-engaging with the project to supply its iconic IPs.

Since Paramount’s exit from the project, LRCH has signed up ITV Studios to sit alongside its BBC IPs. With Paramount rejoining the project, this will unlock the potential for the addition of iconic franchises such as The Godfather, The Italian Job and Mission Impossible.

The news is coupled with the appointment of PY Gerbeau as chief executive of LRCH. In previous roles, the Frenchman was credited with contributing to the development of Euro Disney in the late 90s and the Millenium Dome in London in 2000. Gerbeau went on to be chief executive of X-Leisure, operator of the Xscape centres and other leisure facilities.

"The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone," said Gerbeau. "Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family.

"Joining LRCH, I can now play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others. Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on-board is a major step towards realising that ambition."

The resort, which is scheduled for 2024, will be set over 2.1sq km (0.8sq mi), with 0.8sq km (0.3sq mi) dedicated to rides, experienced and an entertainment district. The site will also feature 3,500 hotel rooms.

“The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides," said Kevin Suh, president of Themed Entertainment and Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures. "We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”
RELATED STORIES
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024.
Keltbray moves into Kent theme park project


The proposed theme park project in Kent, England – formerly called the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, until the Hollywood film studio pulled out – has had a £25m (US$32.5m, €28.7m) cash injection via a deal with construction firm Keltbray.
MORE NEWS
Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood
A new record-breaking ride dedicated to American Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to Kennywood in Pennsylvania, US.
Jurassic World - The Ride opens at Universal Hollywood
Revamped and completely reimagined, Universal's popular Jurassic Park thrill ride has undergone a full rebranding and retheming as Jurassic World – The Ride.
2020 opening schedule announced for new jungle habitats at Auckland Zoo
New Zealand's Auckland Zoo has revealed a timetable for opening each part of its new South East Asia Jungle Track project ‒ a NZ$58m (US$39m, €34.6m, £31m) investment that's part of the zoo's wider 10-year, NZ$150m (US$100.9m, €89.5m, £80.4m) evolution programme, funded by Auckland Council.
Abu Dhabi aquarium on track for 2020 opening
What is set to be the Middle East's biggest aquarium is due to open in 2020, with construction of the attraction in Abu Dhabi reportedly about 70 per cent complete.
Last surviving jekt vessel at centre of new Norwegian shipping museum
A new museum that celebrates centuries-old Norwegian shipping practices has been opened in Bodø, north-western Norway.
Expanded and improved: the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum opens after refit
The new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum has opened in Duns, in the Scottish Borders, following the completion of a £1.6m (US$2m, €1.78m) partnership project to enhance its displays.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
FORREC Ltd

We create guest experiences others don’t, masterplan like no one else can, and give the world’s bi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How can travelling exhibitions adapt for the future?
Emily Cronin, partnerships manager at the Science Museum Group in the UK, shares insights into evolving business models for touring exhibitions in Spokes, Ecsite’s magazine. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion: Meet the Team - Introduction
Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
Introducing AnimaChat! – Animalive
Trailer Pinocchio - A Modern Tale VR – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

18-20 Jul 2019

Indonesia International Amusement & Leisure Expo (IIALE 2019)

Jakarta International Expo , Jakarta, Indonesia
16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS